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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe hildebrandtii

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

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Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Porphyrostachys 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 palmbob 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.


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

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