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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe grisea

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: grisea (GREE-see-uh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

small Somalian aloe with nearly perfectly triangular, moderately spotted grey to grey-green leaves. Stemless usually solitary but sometimes suckering species put in the 'maculate aloe' group, and has that characteristic leaf tip necrosis of this group during times of severe drought.

Regional...

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

Mesa, Arizona



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