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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe affinis

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: affinis (uh-FEE-niss) (Info)

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RWhiz On Feb 5, 2006, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows well in full sun in Southern California. It is easily rooted in potting soil with warmth.

Neutral palmbob On Jan 25, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Ordinary' aloe shaped plant with nice, pink-red flowers in the winter here in So Cal. One web site says in flowers in Phoenix spring through fall, though. This plant rarely suckers. The leaves have some mild linear flecking of white and sharp but small spines along the edges. This aloe is often grouped into the 'maculate' or spotted aloes- all stemless, heavily spotted, often suckering plants with prominent sharp marginal teeth and open red to orange to yellow inflorescences. This one differs by not suckering and having almost no spots, and flower racemes are denser and redder than most.

Some are now including Aloe immaculata in this species as well- normally a more pink-flowering species and one completely devoid of spots, but with the similar prominent lines on the leaves.

South African native.

Regional...

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

Mobile, Alabama
Carefree, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California



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