Aloe “Vito”

Aloe

Care

Lighting

For showing beautifully pink to reddish leaves, Aloe “Vito” has to be placed in full to partial sunlight and be exposed to the sun for at least 3 hours a day. The summer it can spent in the garden or on the balcony. There it has to be slowly accustomed to the sun, which is no longer filtered through a window.

Soil

Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1).

Watering

Allow the soil to dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly in winter. If Aloe “Vito” is placed outside during summer, the pot should not stand in a saucer or overpot so that the rainwater can run off.

Aloe cv. Vito

Feeding

Every 4th to 8th week from spring to fall. Feed with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. A recently bought or repotted plant don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Temperature

Aloe “Vito” tolerates warm locations all year round. If it does not want to bloom, a temperate winter spot at 15 to 20 °C (59 to 68 °F) can be stimulating. Minimum temperature is 10 °C (50 °F).

Propagation

Aloe “Vito” can be grown from shoots.

Aloe cv. Vito

Profile

Scientific name

Aloe cv. “Vito”

Common name(s)

Aloe

Family

Xanthorrhoeaceae, Asphodeloideae subfamily

Origin

None, Aloe cv. “Vito” is a cultivar.

Height

Up to 30 cm

Toxic

No but not edible.

Aloe cv. Vito

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