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Aloe alooides

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: alooides (al-oh-OH-id-eez) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
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 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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Little_things On Aug 27, 2008, Little_things from Port Elizabeth
South Africa (Zone 10a) wrote:

Naturally it is mostly restricted to the mountains of Mpumalanga in SA. Main flowering from Late winter. Google earth location 25 5'44.55"S ; 3032'4.54"E for the mountain ranges. Wonderfull aloe.

Positive RWhiz On Feb 5, 2006, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows well in full sun in Southern California. It is easily rooted in potting soil with warmth.

Neutral palmbob On Dec 7, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the tree Aloes from South Africa. It looks a lot like a tree form of Aloe vanbellenii (which splits and branches, and this one does not appear to). These solitary tree aloes have retained dried leaves on the trunks. Flowers in mid winter are simple, tall, unbranching (though often many racemes on each plant) and have bright yellow flowers along the raceme, usually on one side (sunny side) before the other. This is spectacular aloe, and recently (early 2000) becoming more available. It's a moderately fast grower.

As adults, this plant can sometimes get confused with Aloe thraskii or Aloe angelica, but the flowers of those two are very different. Aloe vaotsanda can also look a bit like this, but is from a different area of the world (Madagascar) and its flowers also differ a lot. Also Aloe vaotsanda is quite different as a seedling having long, thin leaves as opposed to thick, fleshy arching leaves.

Regional...

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

Carefree, Arizona
Bonsall, California
Corona, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Pasadena, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Vista, California



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