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|Positive ||BayAreaTropics ||On Sep 21, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
I can only describe the color as near metallic gold,in a pot in summer and kept dry. VERY slow growing potted..and makes a nice Bonsai tree Aloe. Seems fine with any temp about 30f here. I haven't seen any frost damage-and that's with potted plants. Of the two I have one will go in the ground, the other a Bonsai pot.
|Neutral ||Porphyrostachys ||On Jul 1, 2006, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
This Aloe loves Arizona so long as it's kept warm! The big evil freeze of January 2007 killed every plant I was aware of in the Phoenix area except for one near ASU. It's a tragedy. Giant old plants are now just skeletons.
|Positive ||RWhiz ||On Nov 24, 2004, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Taxonomists are now starting to reclassify this plant as a form of Aloe dichotoma.
I have rooted cuttings from this plant and also A. dichotoma. The problem is they don't start to form roots until the start of the active growth season, which in SoCal begins in September.
Like A. dichotoma, takes quite awhile before it blooms.
|Positive ||palmbob ||On Dec 23, 2003, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Nice, but slow growing tree aloe known for its many branches and smooth, white stems. Other than this low branching habit and usually smaller leaf size, it is virtually identical to Aloe dichotoma, and as RWhiz mentions below, some consider a subspecies of A dichotoma. Flowers are identical. Eventually forms large mounds that make wonderful landscape specimens.This is sometimes a tricky grower and prone to rot. Also one of the hardest to grow from cuttings, though I have seen it done (just no luck myself).
JUst a note: Jan 07 freeze in Los Angeles of 27F for 5 hours killed a 1' tall seedling I had.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Apache Junction, Arizona
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
La Presa, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
San Diego, California
Simi Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California