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Aloe
Aloe ukambensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: ukambensis (yoo-kam-BEN-sis) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Succulent

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Relatively attractive aloe with dark red slightly branched flowers in fall. Somewhat of a large aloe but ordinary habit- holds lots of leaves and tends to lean a bit with age, but doesn't really start to 'tree'. Slow to sucker. Has dull green leaves but with heat and sun tend to pinken towards the tips- some plants can develop an ornamental deep red-orange coloration of the leaves in high heat, cold and low waterfall. Flowers strikingly deep red and capitate. Good for xeriscape gardens for fall color. Kenyan species