Aloe
Aloe capitata var. gneissicola

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: capitata var. gneissicola

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clayton, California

Los Angeles, California

Mission Viejo, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 14, 2007, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

I have acquired several of these from different vendors under different varietal names, So far, they all appear to be the same species, ssp.

The plant is compact and has deepened coloring when stressed from drought or winter cold.

Positive

On Feb 12, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice looking plant, though have no clue how this differs from the 'regular' variety of Aloe capitata... maybe it's a bit larger. Flowers look pretty similar. Has great colors in hot summer sun.