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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe asperifolia

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

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:
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Succulent

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Porphyrostachys 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 palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Vista, California



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