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PlantFiles: Reitz' Aloe
Aloe reitzii

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: reitzii (RITZ-ee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Bronto On Sep 2, 2011, Bronto from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

Seems to require filtered or light shade, with little or no direct sun, in the sizzling heat and burning sun of the Phoenix area. When temperatures hit 116F a young reitzii that had been fattening and growing well, with morning to noon sun showed burning of the leaves and them it rotted and died. It had good drainage and did well with light drip irrigation until the temperature topped 110 for a month, at which point it expired. I suspect like many aloes, it prefers a cooler climate than is offered by Phoenix. Another one in filtered shade under large pine tree is a survivor, grows very slowly, and gets light drip irrigation similar to the one that died, making me think sun and extreme heat will kill this plant.

Neutral palmbob On Dec 31, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice larger clumper with silvery blue-grey color. From South Africa.

Regional...

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

Gilbert, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Fresno, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Norwalk, California
Reseda, California
San Leandro, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California



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