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Aloe
Aloe alfredii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: alfredii (al-FRED-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

This plant is fire-retardant

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

rare Madagascan suckering, stemless aloe with (usually) yellow flowers on tall peduncles. Flowers lax and raceme short, columnar and somewhat open.