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Aloe
Aloe 'Buena Creek'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Buena Creek

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Gilbert, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Orlando, Florida

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 11, 2010, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a very attractive Aloe with firm leaves that range from young green to a slight red/purple color when in sun. I have two of them and one is in full sun in the Phoenix area and the other is in mostly shade/filtered sun. The later is doing much better and has a nice rich green color. Neither have bloomed yet so I am not certain on the color. They sucker prolifically and they form groups or clumps of plants that get quite 'busy'. The spines on the leaves are more firm than most Aloes and can do some damage to your hands so be careful when planting. This plant also has a nice arch or bend to the leaves at the ends which form a flowing look making it an interesting variety.