Aloe
Aloe scobinifolia

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Provides winter interest

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:

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 22, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Somalian native with rough (sort of like shark skin), toothless leaves of a dull, pale olive-green. Plants are usually clustering to form small groups and leaves upright and often curved laterally all in one direction or another. Lives in areas of sparse vegetation and very low rainfall, but at altitudes up to 5000'. Flowers can be yellow, orangish or even scarlet in summer. I have a dinky seedling I got mail order summer 2006 so no personal experience with it yet. Seedlings are lightly spotted and a limier green than adult plants.

Now that I have grown (that's a euphemism for kept alive) these plants for over 2 years I have concluded that, at least in my zone9b southern California, this is one of the slowest growing aloes there are. My seedlings are still dinky and at... read more

Positive

On Aug 21, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Not much experience with the plant, as it is new in my collection.