Aloe
Aloe meyeri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: meyeri (MY-er-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Carefree, Arizona

Glen Avon, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 19, 2004, rosanna_danna from Exeter, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I received this plant from a friend and I had never heard of it before. I would like to know more. So far it is doing great in my area but now that it's getting colder, I don't know what to do with it. My friend went to Arizona and found out what it's called. We're the only ones with an aloe meyeri to my knowledge.

Positive

On Aug 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rare species in both the wild (S Africa) and cultivation, but recently has become more available. This is another of the 'hanging' species- grows from cracks in cliff walls and hangs down. I just got a seedling and so far it seems to be growing upright in a pot OK, but only had it a few months. We'll see if it wants to 'leave' the pot or not.

After growing this aloe in various locations about the yard for a year I have discovered this is NOT a good aloe for full sun, at least here in the hot inland southern California valleys... burns to a crisp, and unlike most aloes that eventualy grow into it, this one doesn't seem to. Only have one in mostly shade and it is the only of 4 that is looking good. Others are burned, brown and shrunken... one died.