ISI 2002-12. Aloe krapohliana Marloth

This miniature is native to the arid winter-rainfall regions of South Africa. Its rosettes are generally under 6" across and are composed of relatively few plump leaves, convex on both surfaces and often beautifully marked with whitish bands resulting from varying deposition of cuticular wax. The flowers, too, are quite showy, large for the size of the plant, bright orange and arranged in dense racemes. From controlled pollination of HBG 81002, plants grown from seed collected by R. & R. Saunders at Grootvlei Pass, N. Cape, S. Africa. $7.50.

in habitat

Photo © 2002 by John N. Trager. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 74 (2), March - April, 2002