Aloe
Aloe bellatula

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: bellatula (bel-LAH-tuh-luh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Corpus Christi, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 9, 2006, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows well in full sun in Southern California. It is easily rooted in potting soil with warmth.

Positive

On Sep 24, 2004, jelybu from Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 10) wrote:

Does fine in our salty air. Flower spike lasts for a couple of months - Don't cut it off - or it may not re-bloom for a couple of years. Can be seen in bloom almost anytime of year, here in Corpus. Takes full sun (or shade) all day, with no problem.

Neutral

On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

dwarf aloe with thin, brownish speckled leaves and insignificant teeth along leaf margins. Clumper but very slow grower. Grows well outdoors in Pasadena where it gets some frost and no problems. Temps into the mid 20s in southern California did no damage to this plant, despite same temps wiping out several other species of aloe. Madagascan native.