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Aloe elgonica

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: elgonica (el-GOH-nik-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Bronze-Green
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive thistlesifter On Sep 27, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

I have had this plant nearly a year and it is already a favorite. It has a graceful clumping form with curvy lush deeply colored leaves and prominent elegant leaf spines. Its flower is a welcome sight for aloe lovers as it is one of the early aloe flowers of late summer.

It is of easy culture, not at aloe picky about watering overhead and does well in pure DG.

bob
:>)

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

Nice looking Kenyan Aloe that gets a lot of nice red color in full sun and heat. It's a suckering aloe that can either be a low growing plant if kept totally devoid of water, or grow up to 3-4' tall if given some protection and water. Rosettes up to 1' across. Leaves recurved, shiny with striking, large, sharp deltoid teeth along the margins. Flowers simple, to slightly branched, and deep red in early spring (northern hemisphere)... however I have seen these plants also bloom, though not as heavily, in mid to late summer in southern California (July- August).

Regional...

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

Carefree, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
La Presa, California
Los Angeles, California
Reseda, California
Vista, California



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