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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe viguieri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: viguieri (vig-GWEER-ee) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Porphyrostachys On Nov 4, 2010, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

A note about the photos on here: The 3 pics from Xenomorf are of a mislabeled plant at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix and are not Aloe viguieri. That plant appears similar to Aloe praetermissa from Oman. A true Aloe viguieri never reaches the dimensions of that plant at the DBG and has a much smaller, simple (rarely 1 branched) inflorescence.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 2, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Madagascan species with pale green to blue-green flattish, wedge-shape leaves and very small white teeth along the margins. I have little information about its cultivationalk needs at this time, but will keep you posted as I learn more... or kill it. So far it certainly is a slow grow, curling up in high heat and full sun, with leaves nearly white they are so pale blue-green. Supposed to be a very low need plant, requiring little water or care to grow. Perhaps mine is getting too much water. Still alive after 3 years, but still pretty dinky. However this is not a large aloe, rarely growing larger than 2' in diameter (often smaller). Very open floral raceme made up of brilliant but widely spaced red flowers on unbranched inflorescences. (mine has not flowered, and I suspect may not get there ever).


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

Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Norwalk, California
Vista, California

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