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Aloe ukambensis

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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

Regional...

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

Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
La Presa, California



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