Dwarf Aloe, Baker Aloe
Aloe bakeri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: bakeri (bay-KAIR-ee) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 9, 2006, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows well in full sun in Southern California. It is easily rooted in potting soil with warmth.

Neutral

On Sep 24, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

small but not markedly ornamental brown, thin-leaved aloe. This a branching, suckering and clumping species, wonderful for pots or small, elevated areas of a well manicured landscape. Flowers nice and here in California bloom repeatedly. Flowers simple and are half yellow, half orange. Not seen a red flower anywhere.

This a Madagascan native often used in hybridization. Though common in cultivation, by 2011 this plant is extinct in the wild.

Neutral

On Feb 4, 2003, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

Sorry to say, but the genus Aloe belongs to the family Liliaceae!

Editor's Note: At the present time, the Aloe genus is more commonly classified in the Aloaceae family than the older Liliaceae family. The Plants Database editors have decided to place all Aloe entries in this newer family.

Neutral

On Jan 18, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Foliage turns red-brown in hot, full sun.