Aloe
Aloe congdonii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: congdonii (kong-DON-ee-eye) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(aka Brown Powys)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Carefree, Arizona

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 6, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a beautifully colored Tanzanian plant, having deep blue-green to dark lime green coloration. Rosettes seem to be staying small (less than 6" across) and plant suckers freely. It was sold under Aloe Brown Powys for years, but recently (2005?) just described. Don't know where this one is from. I have mine growing in full sun and it's doing great, southern California. Type plants are heavily spotted and have red flowers on very short peduncles. Plants without spots are really probably something else.

recent freeze into the high to mid 20s did severely damage this species, hardly touching any of the other 25 species in the same planter box, so my guess is this is actually a 10a plant. Thank goodness is suckers well, or I wouldn't have one anymore.

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