Aloe
Aloe burgersfortensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: burgersfortensis (burg-ers-fort-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Burgundy

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Martinez, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is a very variable plant, though probably due mostly to different environmental conditions. I saw this plant in a cooler climate getting a bit of protection and it was an upright suckering green aloe with marked white linear flecking and sharp spines along the edges. However, in a warmer climate without any protection and water it was a low growing maroon plant barely 6" tall. Leaves still fairly long (up to 2'). Inflorescences very open with sparse, conical racemes of flowers. South AFrican native