Aloe Jucunda

Aloe Jucunda

This miniature Aloe is a native of Somalia. It differs from many in the genus due to its small size and relatively flat succulents.

FamilyAsphodelaceae/ Aloaceae
GenusAloe
Scientific NameAloe Jucunda
Other NamesMiniature Aloe
Growth SeasonSpring and summer
Preferred TemperatureIts perfect temperature for growth is between 20-24oC (68 – 75oF)
Hardiness ZoneUSDA 10a-11
Average Mature Height & WidthIt attains 14 inches mature height and 0.5 to 1 meter width.
DormancyIt may be dormant in winter.
ToxicityIt may be toxic for human and pets.
Aloe Jucunda Summary

Aloe Jucunda’s Physical Characteristics

This plant isn’t referred to as a miniature aloe for nothing. It is small, attaining a maximum height of fourteen inches (35cm). Their leaves are small; thus, their spun only adds up to four and a half inches.

Its leaves are triangular, and they are glossy-shiny. The leaves are bright green but with pale green freckles. Leaves are about four centimeters long and could be as comprehensive as 5 cm wide and as narrow as 2 cm wide. Also, the leaves have triangular teeth on the edges. These teeth are reddish. The leaves may obtain a darker hue, such as brown or purple if exposed to intense direct sunlight for a long.

It may have a short branching stem with leaves forming rosettes at the top of the stem. When growing freely, this succulent clusters quickly. It can be quite prolific in this regard. It produces flowers that rise above the plant’s rosettes. The flowers grow from the flower stalks that grow from the center of the rosettes. The flowers are tubular and pink in color. They open in springtime, making the garden beautiful. Though beautiful, it is noteworthy that this plant is mainly sought after for its medicinal qualities.

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Aloe Jucunda Care

This plant requires just a tiny amount of water. It is not adapted to much water due to its natural habitat adaptation. The best watering method is soak and dry, meaning water from the previous drink should be allowed to dry before giving the plant another drink.

It is adapted for growth in direct and intense sunlight. Sunlight is necessary for the plant’s health, but too much of it can cause the leaves to change their hue. It usually grows best in soil with high gravel content to facilitate water flow. It usually doesn’t need additional fertilizer.

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Aloe Jucunda Growth

You can propagate the plant using offsets which this plant produces in abundance. One can also behead the plant and use the head for propagation. Propagation by beheading follows the same steps as succulent propagation by stem cuttings. You may prune by removing dry leaves on the lower part of the plant.

It is advisable to repot the plant once per year or after it doubles in size, whichever comes first. Keep it free of pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and scales.

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