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Aloinopsis schooneesii
Scientific Name: Aloinopsis schooneesii L. Bolus
Synonym: Nananthus schooneesii
Family: Aizoaceae
Aloinopsis  schooneesii
Aloinopsis schooneesii at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Questionable in Phoenix, afternoon shade in summer

Sun Exposure: Part sun

Origin: South Africa (Bushmanland)

Growth Habits: Succulent rosette, with large tuberous root system, forming dense mats of clustered heads.

Watering Needs: Although Aloinopsis are better treated as winter growers, they will grow in summer if given water


Copyright Peter en Gerda van der Puyl

Cultural Practices:
The Aloinopsis schooneesii has small, pebble-like leaves. It needs some direct sunlight to bloom well. It can be kept for years in a 3 inch pot (7.5 cm), and should be repotted only every 2-3 years.

Blooming Habits:
The Aloinopsis schooneesii has yellowish bronze flowers at the end of winter, beginning of spring. There is a file darker line at the center of each petal.

Fruiting Habits:

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