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Germination of

Aloe thraskii

Dune Aloe: Dwarf Aloe, Sand Aloe, Aloe X 'Blue Elf'

Aloe thraskii

Aloe thraskii seeds can be sown in the spring or summer seasons. Start by filling a seed tray or pot with a well-draining soil mix. The soil mix should consist of equal parts of sand, perlite, and peat moss. Water the soil mix to moisten it, but avoid making it waterlogged.

Place the seeds on top of the soil mix and press them gently into the soil using your fingers. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of sand or soil mix. Water the soil mix gently using a mist spray or a watering can with a fine spray attachment.

Place the seed tray or pot in a bright location with indirect sunlight. The ideal temperature for germination is between 70-75�F. Keep the soil mix moist by watering it gently every few days.

Germination may take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the temperature and other environmental factors. Once the seeds have germinated and grown to a height of around 1 inch, they can be transplanted into individual pots.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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