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Aloe
Aloe lutescens

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: lutescens (loo-TESS-enz) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carefree, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 28, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

The plant is sort of Aloe vera-like in its shape with soft, succulent (though the leaves do have some short, slightly sharp teeth along them), dull green upright leaves that taper to a point... but the flowers in winter are quite startling with a deep red at the top of the flower spike eventually turning to a bright yellow starting at the bottom of the spike working their way up with time. A clump of A lutescens make wonderful landscape color in a warm, dry garden. In the cool of winter some of the leaves take on a reddish color.