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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific'

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)

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Grown for foliage

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Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob 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')


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

Chandler, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Carmichael, California
Fresno, California
Deltona, Florida

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