Aloe
Aloe hereroensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: hereroensis (her-er-oh-EN-sis) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

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:

Grenoble,

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Clayton, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great Aloe fro the Arizona desert! It tolerates the heat, frost (19F) and a good amount of sun even in summer. The flowers rise every year reliably, sometimes more than once. A group of the many color forms is very attractive.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Native to Namibia, this is a pale blue-green aloe with white linear flecking along the leaves. The leaves are edged with sharp but small spines. Excellent landscape aloe as has a ghostly appearance in full sun. Colors can vary a bit from pale brown, to deep pink. Flowers orange in the winter.

Plant seems quite hardy to the bottom of its hardiness range, with plants showing no damage to temps in the mid 20s in southern California.