Aloe
Aloe parallelifolia

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

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 1, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Unusual toothless aloe with thick, strap-like leaves with rounded ends. Leaves only 1/4-1/2" wide but quite long. Smaller species, from Madagascar. Once acclimated and growing a year or so, becomes an aggressive offsetter. Flowers in fall on short peduncle barely above the tops of the leaves. Flower is solitary and raceme 'head shaped' with only a few flowers (10 or so). Seems to have no problem with full sun and grows much slower and looks sadder in shade.