Aloe
Aloe microstigma

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

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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 ... read more