ISI 2020-15. Aloe peckii P. R. O. Bally & I. Verdoorn Out of Stock

This is one of the most beautiful foliage aloes with clean, glossy, dark green leaves with elongated white spots that merge together making the lower half solid crème de menthe. Leaf margins are armed with dark teeth and the plant’s modest size (rosettes under a foot in diameter, forming clumps) also recommends it for containers. The flower color is unusual for the A. somaliensis group, and indeed for the genus Aloe, being yellow and brown-striped. We offer tissue-cultured plants of HBG 137669, one of three plants received from the Institute for Aloe Studies, from seed collected in Somalia by Giuseppe Orlando (GO 231703). The species is restricted to the higher elevations of the Ahl Medow plateau of northern Somalia up to 2500 m in juniper woodland. $15.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 92 (2), Summer 2020