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Aloe medishiana

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: medishiana (med-ee-see-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Oct 1, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the end of my second year of growing this Somalian aloe in southern California- all mine have started as small seedlings, which have been grown along side other Aloe species seedlings in several instances... this one is a slug in comparison... SLOW!. Slow growing usually means more likely to rot... and that has certainly been the case... but some are gradually getting larger.

Regional...

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

Mesa, Arizona



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