Aloe
Aloe petricola

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: petricola (pet-rih-KOH-luh) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 16, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is usually a solitary, eventually suckering, aloe that can get a lot of blue coloration... but if cool and full sun will sometimes have a green coloration with some red near the tips. It has a nice patina on it giving it the bluish color that can be rubbed off revealing the green beneath., and is relatively user friendly with only itty spines along the leaf edges. From Transvaal, Africa. Whoever listed this as blooming mid summer, must be from somewhere else than California. Here in blooms mid winter, sort of a rust-orange, dense bottle-brush like flower. Flowers are particularly striking on a solitary to only somewhat branched inflorescence, with the flowers all starting out a deep red, but then, just as they open, turning abruptly to a yellow-gold or a white color with green str... read more