Aloe
Aloe asperifolia

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: asperifolia (as-per-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Perfect species for the deserts in and around Phoenix. It tolerates th heat, is hardy to at least 19F and even tolerates a good amount of sun. The flowers reliably appear in fall and though not completely showy, are a welcome novelty in the yard emerging sideways from the rosette. Tolerates flat ground and rock piles equally well.

Positive

On Feb 23, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Upright rosettes of pale, sparsely toothed leaves. This Namibian aloe has odd flower shape- branching racemes come off parallel to the ground and have simple red to red-orange flowers somewhat spread out along the raceme. Very drought tolerant plant, but when going through winter drought does tend to lose some leaves and looks a bit odd with just 3-5 fat, pale leaves sticking out at odd angles. Hard plant to get to look good in southern California where it might rain a bit too much for it or the humidity might be too hight. Always looks a bit sad here.