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Aloe
Aloe rubroviolacea

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: rubroviolacea (roo-broh-vy-oh-LAH-see-a) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Burgundy

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Goodyear, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Los Angeles, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Marcos, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

I have grwon the species for 20+ years in Bonsall CA.

It grows and flowers well in complete shade location with bright light.

Positive

On Nov 29, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not a super common aloe, but one of the more striking ones in full sun where large, fat succulent, blue-green leaves that can turn to a violet coloration in drought or cold. It makes large, unbranched, to minimally branched flowers of red-orange that emerge in the fall. It's a vigorous grower, at least here in So Cal, and makes an attractive addition to a succulent garden. It's sort of a 'crawling' aloe- though it sometimes will form an upright stem of up to 4'. It also is not a prolific suckerer. I got mine from someone weeding theirs and just chopped off the head of one. I stuffed it in the ground and it never even slowed down. It's a fairly fast growing aloe, though, so seedlings will end up being attractive adults in just 2-4 years. From Yemen where it is a high altitude plant ... read more