The Rare Snowflake Aloe ‘Aloe Rauhii’

The Rare Snowflake Aloe 'Aloe Rauhii'

Aloe Rauhii is a rare succulent that is native to Madagascar. Usually, this plant is found in dense shrubs on sandstone. Aloe Rauhii is known to be one of the most commonly used aloes for hybridization. This succulent is an excellent choice due to its appearance and can be easily potted outdoors in frost-free areas.

FamilyAsphodelaceae
GenusAloe
Scientific NameAloe Rauhii
Other NamesSnowflake Aloe, Aloe Cleopatra
Growth SeasonSpring to Summer season
Preferred Temperature15 to 25 degrees Celsius
Hardiness ZoneUSDA Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Average Mature Height & Width10 cm tall and 20 cm in diameter
ToxicityAloe Rauhii can be toxic to animals and humans. It is advisable not to leave your plant unattended with pets and kids to avoid any incidents.
Aloe Rauhii Summary

Plant’s Physical Characteristics

This succulent has reddish-brown dwarf stems. Aloe Rauhii green leaves form into rosettes. Each rosette has around 20 to 30 leaves. It also has white spots throughout and is toothed along the borders. The H-shaped white spots resemble snowflakes.

The leaves can turn reddish-brown when exposed to too much sunlight. Aloe Rauhii produced stalks of reddish-pink flowers during the winter or spring season. Make sure to be careful when handling your Aloe Rauhii root ball. Avoid unnecessarily damaging your Aloe Rauhii by choosing a pot at least 2 to 3 inches bigger than its root ball.

Aloe Rauhi Plant Care

Proper watering is crucial to the overall health of your plant. Ensure the plant doesn’t sit on the water too long to avoid root rot. Please note that Aloe Rauhii only needs typical to moderate watering as they can withstand long periods of drought.

In terms of sunlight requirement, your succulent prefers full sunlight. Ideally, it is placed outdoors.

Combine a cactus potting mix, coarse sand, perlite, and pumice for the soil mixture. This mixture ensures that the soil has proper drainage. Aloe Rauhii doesn’t need much feeding. You may water it once a month with fertilizer during its growing seasons.

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Aloe Rauhi Plant Growth

Aloe Rauhii can be propagated through cuttings, leaves, offsets, or seeds. When using the cuttings, leaves, and offsets method, do not forget to allow your succulent to be calloused for a few days before replanting.

Using the leaves method, pick healthy leaves and do not leave any parts on the mother plant when removing them. A clean garden knife or scissors is also crucial when removing parts from its mother plant. Using the seeds for propagation is the least recommended as it is time-consuming and grows slower.

In terms of pruning, it is recommended to prune once a year after its growing season. Pruning helps remove dying or dead leaves and avoid spreading diseases.

You may repot your Aloe Rauhii during the Spring season. Choose a slightly bigger pot than its current pot to allow your Aloe Rauhii to grow fully. Do not forget to use fresh, well-draining soil when repotting.

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