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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire Ranch
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fire Ranch)

Synonym:Aloe vaotsanda x divaricata

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marasri On Sep 5, 2009, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

This is still a tentative positive. I am still throwing a freeze cloth on the plant. I don't believe the zone rating either. I am 8b , and it did get some damage on the leaves but bounced back readily this summer. Our lowest low was 24 and I had just planted it in October so it didn't really have a chance to get settled. I loved the flowers this spring.

Positive palmbob On Mar 16, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

interesting new hybrid hitting the 'normal' nursery shelves 2009. Hybrid of two species I never see in these nurseries.. not sure how this one ended up being so popular... maybe the spectacular flowers (though not seem them yet myself). Both parents are Madagascan Aloes, neither which are known for their cold hardiness. Hardiness is listed on this page at 7b which if find extremely unlikely as neither parent plant can tolerate anything below 9b... maybe 9a... and hybrid vigor is not likely to span several entire USDA zones.


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

Glen Avon, California
Pacific Palisades, California
Canton, Illinois
Metairie, Louisiana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Austin, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas

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