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Aloe austroarabica

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

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Porphyrostachys On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good plant for the deserts in and around Phoenix. Seems to tolerate an decent amount of sun, is fairly hardy (damaged at 19F, but survived) and is a reliable bloomer.

Positive baiissatva On Aug 12, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b coastal Otago NZ

Just bought a juvie, have posted a pic, know little about it as yet, keeping it potted til summer at least. Supposedly recently discovered, a wadi species from Saudi Arabia, so will probably do well with heat and little summer water.
Pretty, spotty, weird!
Will post more info as it grows on.
Update Jan 2010 (S.H summer) In early spring during a crazy warm period this plant suffered a lot of sunburn and it seemed to halt it's growth. Interesting to see how these more equatorial aloes (as opposed to Cape species) are pretty sensitive to the big swings in UV that happen this far south; this and my A Sabaea were the worst affected by the sudden light exposure after a dreary winter. However we have had our cloudiest, coolest Jan in 20 years - it has recovered it's apply green hue and seems happier. Going OK in a pot with no special attention or cosseting. Nice plant, tougher than I thought it would be.

Regional...

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

Carefree, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona



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