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Aloe 'Variegata'

Aloe arborescens

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

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Hayward, California

San Leandro, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Paterson, New Jersey

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.

Update 2016: Grew very slowly as my clone has much white throughout the plant. As of today,March 27th,dug up and placed in a black pot. I will guess that the larger plants you see are in climates that have very warm summers. In the SF bay area,the variegated can not get the hot filtered light it probably does best in. Still,a great potted plant and hardy.

Positive

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.

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