Aloe
Aloe barberae x vaombe 'Goliath'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: barberae x vaombe
Cultivar: Goliath

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carefree, Arizona

Glen Avon, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 4, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Had not seen a mature one of these hybrids but had heard about them for years and been looking forward to seeing one. Then, amazingly, several showed up at my local nursery! So of course now I have one, though no room to plant it. This is a sought after hybrid with leaves half-way between the two parents- dark green and rubbery like barberae with the wideness of vaombe, and teeth about half way between the two. However, overall effect is more Aloe barberae-like than vaombe like, since it generally branches eventually and tends to lose the leaves cleanly.

Can say this now that it's been growing in the ground for nearly a year... it's a fast grower! Just like it's parents, though looks like it's gonna be closer to Aloe barberae in growth rate- doubled in height in just 9 ... read more