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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe maculata 'Variegata'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: maculata (mak-yuh-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Synonym:Aloe saponaria

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Feb 21, 2015, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Note that is form of Aloe maculata is NOT has hardy as the normal form, and succumbs to temps around 22F-23F, getting badly damaged, while the normal colored plant is completely untouched down to about 18F.

Positive thistlesifter On Dec 14, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

This, like many variegated Aloes has wide variety of variations in striation patterns based on where the offset growth center came off its the main plant. Some of these have an almost pure yellow leaf, while others are evenly striated.

Without chlorophyl a plant is likely to perish prematurely or be very very slow in its maturity. When given a choice, I would slect an evenly variegated plant over a bright, high percentage yellow variegate.

These will multiply fairly quickly. and eventually the evenly variegated plant will produce high percentage yellow offsets.



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

Tucson, Arizona
Reseda, California
Vista, California

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