Aloe
Aloe confusa

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: confusa (kon-FEW-suh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Creeping, multistemmed aloe from Central Africa (Tanzania). Bright green to tan, relatively narrow, toothed leaves which tend to 'droop' giving the plant a look like it's melting. It is a cliff hanger in nature. Probably related to Aloe flexilifolia, which is like a giant version of this species on a stalk with red instead of yellow flowers (some forms have red flowers)... but leaf shape and tendency to 'melt' very similar. Neither species are very cold hardy- among the wimpiest of all the aloes when it comes to frost tolerance.