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Aloe munchii - 5ga

Aloe munchii - 5ga

Regular price $63.75 USD
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For cold climates with upcoming sub-32-degree temperatures within five days of your order, we strongly advise adding a heat pack. Orders without a heat pack will not include one.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Aloe munchii, also known as the Large Chimanimani Aloe, is a succulent native to the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. This plant is appreciated for its height, vibrant orange flowers, and hardy nature, making it ideal for xeriscaping and rock gardens. Aloe munchii is a moderately fast-growing, small tree aloe that can reach up to 15 feet in height with a spread of 4 to 8 feet. It typically grows as a solitary plant but may occasionally branch near the base. The plant has upright, blue-green leaves that are around 20 inches long, slightly recurved, and often tinged with pink along the margins, which are lined with small, non-painful teeth. Blooming from fall to early winter, Aloe munchii produces 2 to 3 branched inflorescences that rise 1 to 2 feet above the foliage, with deep orange flowers held in tight clusters, attracting a variety of pollinators. Endemic to the rocky grasslands and boulder fields of the Chimanimani Mountains, it thrives at altitudes between 5,000 and 7,000 feet. Named by Hugh Basil Christian in 1950 in honor of Raymond Charles Munch, a farmer and plant collector, Aloe munchii prefers full sun and well-drained soil, making it ideal for dry, sandy, or rocky loams. It is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal irrigation, especially during the winter dormant period. The plant is hardy down to 25-27°F, suitable for USDA zones 9 to 11, and can tolerate brief periods of frost but may suffer damage if exposed to prolonged freezing temperatures. Aloe munchii is excellent for xeriscaping, desert gardens, and rock gardens due to its low water needs and striking appearance, making it suitable as a specimen plant or in groupings for a dramatic effect. The bright orange flowers provide seasonal interest and attract pollinators, enhancing the garden's biodiversity.

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Current Height: 18 in

Container Size: 5ga

USDA Zones: 9b - 11

Frost Tenderness: 26 °F

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