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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe microstigma

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: microstigma (my-kroh-STIG-muh) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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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:

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

Attracitve aloe with very fine teeth along leaf margins. Leaves tend to start out flat along the ground and suddenly turn up to the sky. In full sun, may get yellowy and sunburned. In shade has a more turquoise coloration. Leaves have subtle flecking. In winter, leaves can become incredibly colorful showing pinks, purples, yellows and greens... beautiful aloe! Flowers profusely in Januaray with variety of flower colors- yellow to red with all the color possibilities in between. Flowers are solitary and robust, coming out 1-3 at a time, usually.

Recent freeze in Los Angeles (Jan 07) of 27F for several hours not only failed to damage this plant (as it did to hundreds of other species), but it also did not affect its flowers, which was unusual as nearly every other aloe flower in the yard was damaged significantly. Nice hardy species!


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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Carefree, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Clayton, California
Fresno, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Reseda, California
San Leandro, California
Spring Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Valley Center, California
Vista, California

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