Aloe
Aloe bowiea

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: bowiea (BOW-we-a) (Info)
Synonym:Chamaealoe africana

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Apache Junction, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 17, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a small aloe with almost tubular thin spotted upright leaves. Makes a tight clump- sort of looks like fat blue-green hair. Simple flowers of greenish brown much of the year (primarily summer blooming, but can bloom all year round). South African native where it is endangered.