Aloe
Aloe bosseri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: bosseri (BOS-ser-ee) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

San Diego, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 17, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Madagascan native with long, pendant pale green leaves. Plants have short stems up to 1' and sucker but not profusely. I have tried to grow multiple seedlings and all died. Need to find a larger plant.