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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe praetermissa

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: praetermissa (pree-TER-miss-uh) (Info)

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This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Aug 19, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

As said above, plant often confused with similar toothless plants from same general geography. This is the largest of the three and has spreading, dull grey-green leaves. Plants usually solitary, but sometimes clumped into groups of 2-3 plants.

One way to tell this plant from Aloes inermis and kahinii, which look similar in that they have toothless leaves (but more channeled), is this one grows a LOT faster... mine went from a small seedling to nearly two feet in diameter in a year, while my kahinii/inermis (not sure which they are, but they are supposedly quite similar) have barely increased in size in over 3 years.

Neutral Porphyrostachys On Nov 9, 2008, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of four Aloe species known from Oman, this is a relative of Aloe inermis and Aloe luntii which are both found in Yemen. The plant itself has been known of for a while (since the late 60's at least) but usually written off as either A. inermis or A. luntii. The species received a formal description in 2002 and is a welcome addition.


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

Mesa, Arizona
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California

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