Aloe
Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crosby's Prolific

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Chandler, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Carmichael, California

Fresno, California

Deltona, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 15, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

has nice color in cold and sun (pinkish leaves) with short, stiff, spotted leaves covered with harmelss whitish spines on lateral surfaces. It suckers profusely and seems to be a fast grower (I am assuming that's why it's call prolific). Have gotten several of these from different sources, including HoMe Depot, so seems to be a common hybrid.

Reportedly this is a cross between Aloe nobilis and Aloe humilis var echinatum... and Aloe nobilis itself is a hybrid between Aloe brevifolia and (probably) Aloe distans, or A mitriformis... so a lot of mixing goes into the making of this hybrid, which is probably why it's so variable. Some forms have lots of spots and teeth, while others are relatively smooth (smooth type seems much more 'prolific')