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Aloe
Aloe richardsiae

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: richardsiae

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 10, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Unusual Tanzanian grass Aloe. Often grown for its peculiar caudex-like base (very unusual for an aloe). Has papery thin leaves that are flat and nearly toothless. Plant has cycad-like succulent roots. Have not seen this flower, but descriptions of this plant I have read says it's flowers are white... perhaps there are different varieties out there.

Positive

On Jun 28, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Grass aloe. Group rosette of fleshy grass-like leaves with paper skin. Plant offsets with suckers. Large redish orange flowers. This a unique aloe.

bob
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