Aloe
Aloe scabrifolia

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: scabrifolia (skab-rih-FOH-lee-a) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 4, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

A. Scabrifolia is from Kenya. It, along with A. ferox, secundiflora, and turkanensis are exploited for their gum and have been for over 200 years.

Aloe gum is used for: Purgative, Antibacterial, antiviral products, Hair enrichment, lotions, pharmeceutical industries, drink additives, and tick repellents.

A. scabrifolia is beautiful branching aloe. Bluish green in summer, with yellowish dashed parallel lines running longitudinally along leaves. Its skin has a fine raspy feel to it like fine grade sand paper.
bob
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