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Aloe
Aloe kilifiensis

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

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is fire-retardant

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 20, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice maculate Kenyan species with curious chocolate colored flowers until they mature a deep red-orange. Racemes sparse and head shaped on a peduncle with a few branches. About 18"-24" tall infloresence. Spots are very distinct ovals, not the blurred spots of most South African aloes, though some of the spots to run together a bit. Leaves a dark green to blue-green. Seems to bloom here in southern California in summer and fall, that doesn't match with whoever entered this plant.