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PlantFiles: Gold-Tooth Aloe
Aloe x nobilis

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

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral bepah On Dec 1, 2013, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Plant List (from Kew gardens) says that it is a synonym of Aloe perfoliata. You make the call.....

Neutral SwampFlower On Jan 11, 2013, SwampFlower from Jasper, FL wrote:

This plant is thought by some to be a hybrid between Aloe mitriformis and A. brevifolia but others suggest it may be the result of a cross between Aloe distans and A. brevifolia. "The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons" edited by Urs Eggli lists the name as being of unresolved application that should be rejected but this plant has long been in cultivation in the US and is quite common, even so its origins of South Africa, so it definitely needs a name. It was listed with the synonym Aloe mitriformis spinosior, Libery Hyde Baily's 1928 "Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture" in 1928 and subsequent volumes of Hortus I, II and III. In "Hortus Third" it is listed with the common names "Golden Tooth Aloe" and "Green and Gold Crown" and described as being similar to A. mitriformis but leaves les concave above. This listing further notes it is perhaps of hybrid origins and suggests it is a cross between Aloe arborescens and A. mitriformis. Whatever its parentage, it is a stunning and tough plant that provides summer color.

Neutral Porphyrostachys On Jul 1, 2006, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is actually a hybrid between Aloe brevifolia and Aloe distans. It's not naturally occurring in South Africa.


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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Albany, California
Arvin, California
Brentwood, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Highgrove, California
Menifee, California
Mission Viejo, California
Murrieta, California
Norwalk, California
San Diego, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Cruz, California
Spring Valley, California
Sunnyvale, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Vista, California (2 reports)
Jasper, Florida
Metairie, Louisiana
Austin, Texas

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