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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe kilifiensis

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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

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Mesa, Arizona
Reseda, California
Vista, California



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