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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe arborescens 'Variegata'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: arborescens (ar-bo-RES-senz) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Goldrush)

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Cactus and Succulents

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Nov 14, 2013, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I just planted one,so no real info to tell. All I can say is-- it lights up the area it's in. I would say its EXTREMELY variegated,and would make a great Aloe for light shade.

Positive palmbob On Dec 23, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a popular cultivar of this species... tends to be slower growing and a bit smaller in ultimate size. Also a bit less happy about full sun, but will tolerate full sun if acclimated slowly and not blazing heat. I have not personally seen this form of aloe flower so no idea what color they are... assume they are red if this form flowers.


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

Hayward, California
San Leandro, California
San Marino, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California
Paterson, New Jersey

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