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Aloe juvenna

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: juvenna (joo-VEN-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Aloe zanzibarica

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Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Jan 21, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have Aloe zanzibarica growing in the ground in an afternoon shaded site, protected in winter. It does nicely.

Positive tommyr2006 On Nov 10, 2009, tommyr2006 from Poughkeepsie, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Maybe my favorite succulent, this plant is very easy to grow and multiplies fairly quickly. Use a fast draining mix and let dry between watering. I grow mine indoors in a south and west window.

Neutral palmbob On Aug 19, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very commonly sold and grown miniature aloe in Southern California. Is spotted and has prominent white teeth, which together with small rosette size gives the impression of fuzziness from a distance (is not, though). Leaves turn a brownish bronze in hot summer sun, but plant tolerates it well. Good grower and one of the most common aloes sold at garden outlet stores. Suckers profusely and makes almost a growncover effect. Simple dark orange-red flowers in summer.

Positive greenlarry On Aug 3, 2004, greenlarry from Darlington
United Kingdom wrote:

An interesting aloe, but does anyone have any pictures of the flowers? I wouldbe interested to know where they will sprout from on this aloe as there is no rosette as normal!!


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

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Queen Creek, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Brea, California
El Macero, California
Fremont, California
Highgrove, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Perris, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
Spring Valley, California
Sunnyvale, California
Tarzana, California
Vista, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Poughkeepsie, New York
Andrews, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Laredo, Texas

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