Aloe
Aloe florenceae

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Bonsall, California

Glen Avon, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 8, 2010, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very attractive species from Madagascar much like a blue A. haworthioides, but with a flower similar to the A. compressa tribe. Another challenging dwarf that prefers the cool nights of more temperate places. If you want to grow it in the desert, you'll need a good shade house, a greenhouse with an evap. cooler or plan to keep it indoors in summer.

Positive

On Nov 6, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is a gorgeous little aloe from Madagascar with pale blue spiny (soft) leaves. It looks like a smaller version of Aloe humilis (a South African species) but doesn't tend to sucker as rapidly if at all. Flowers are small and somewhat spherical in sillohuete, borne on a thin stem about 8"-1' long.