Aloe
Aloe hildebrandtii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: hildebrandtii (hil-de-BRANDT-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Pink

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Los Angeles, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not terribly frost hardy, but tolerates the heat just fine. I haven't tried it in a lot of sun, but I am curious to see if it might endure better than I think with its blue skin. My plant just flowered for the first time this year. Good plant to have rambling over the edge of a raised planter or slope.

Positive

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

This is sort of an ordinary looking suckering aloe that tends to sprawl all over the place on stalks up to 3' long. It makes nice branded simple conical yellow flowers tipped with a bit of green in the spring summer and into fall (easily half the year this plant is in full flower), but otherwises sort of looks like a big mess of Aloe plant, slightly bulkier, shorter but maybe not as prolific as Aloe arborescens. The leaves are thicker, less spiny and have only a bit of recurving to them.

From Somalia and Ethiopia. Not very cold hardy below 27F- severe damage or death.