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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe teissieri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: teissieri

Synonym:Aloe andohahelenisis

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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

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

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is fire-retardant
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Aug 20, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

pretty rare plant in cultivation (not seen one in real life yet) with pale blue-green to grey-green leaves, that develop a lot of pink nearer the tips with stress. Has sharp marginal pink teeth on each leaf. Flowers on simple, short, corn-cob-like raceme and unbranching inflorescence, red-orange opening to a yellow-gold. Attractive low-growing stemless plants from one of the lower elevations of Madagascar.

Neutral thistlesifter On Jul 22, 2011, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

This is a small solitary plant growing in Madascar in Toliara Province at altitude of about 500M.

Reported and distributed by Castillon in 2002 and NAMED later (2009) as A. andohahelensis, now considered synonomous with Aloe teissieri which was described and named in 2002 by Lavranos.


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