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Aloe peglerae

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: peglerae (PEG-ler-ay) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Fresno, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

Metairie, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 8, 2008, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Stunningly attractive aloe easily identified by the lack of spines on the inside surfaces of each leaf- to my knowledge this is the only spiny aloe completely free of them in this respect. Not the fastest growing aloe of course but a wonderful fully-formed treasure even while small.

Many sources recommend keeping this plant completely dry in winter, but my potted specimen looked tight and sad so Ive been watering about once a month. Dont go crazy and provide excellent drainage of course, but if you have a languishing plant, try regular irrigation. Otherwise I've not had any difficulty with it.
Cant wait for the amazing flower spike.

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Positive

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

This is a very attractive small turquoise aloe (in sun) with strongly curved leaves covered with small, warty growths. It develops an almost comicly fat flower stalk in the late fall with a pinkish-red flower or two. As the temperatures drop, the colors of the leaves tend to pinken as is the case in many aloes and other succulents. If not watered for a long time, leaves tend to curl in on itself, making it look a bit like an anemone curling into a ball when protecting itself.