Eastern Cape, South Africa
Aloe jucunda is one of the most attractive aloes as a potted plant. It has a glossy, clean look, stays relatively small and branches readily from the base. It is a miniature aloe with rosettes. Suckering to form dense groups up to 35 cm tall and 0,6-1 m in diameter. The flowers are pale pink to coral pink 20-30 mm long and 5 mm across, on a 30 cm tall simple stalks, the raceme is cylindrical with about 20 flowers.
Prefer half shade (kept away from direct sun in summer) but it will get nicely redder colour with brighter light (not direct sun).
Aloe has average water needs; Water regularly but do not over water.
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown Aloe can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it s essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of over watering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes. Prefers warmer temperatures
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping