Aloe
Aloe pachygaster

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: pachygaster (pak-ee-GAS-ter) (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:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a somewhat rare Namibian Aloe in cultivation. It is an attractive smaller aloe with rosettes about 8"-10" in diameter and pale turquoise leaves. It has small yellow, tipped with dark red, sharp teeth along the leaves. The leaves are nearly tubular in some plants, and flattened in others. Spotting is not consistent, but some have a few spots on the top side of the leaves. It is a slow aloe to grow and sucker (in fact, not sure if it does sucker- haven't seen one do that yet). Flowers are orangish. Very drought tolerant species.