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Aloe grandidentata

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: grandidentata (gran-dee-den-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

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:

Apache Junction, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Los Angeles, California

Mission Viejo, California

San Diego, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

Metairie, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Aloe grandidentata is an aggressive spreader, but fortunately pups pull out easily. Mine is in the ground, but under winter cover so I can't say how frost-hardy it is. It gets monthly watering in summer and none in winter, and is in full shade in winter and strong afternoon sun in summer. Despite these tough conditions it still grows well, although blooms infrequently.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not exactly stunning for an Aloe, but it handles the heat, sun and frosts of the Arizona desert better than most. It's also good for erosion control if you let it run amok. The flowers are reliable every year.

Positive

On Aug 14, 2008, Little_things from Port Elizabeth
South Africa (Zone 10a) wrote:

Club-shaped flowers. Freestate, NCape, NWest provinces of SA. Rosette resemble some forms of Zebrina.

Neutral

On Feb 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Small zebra-looking aloe that looks about like 20 other zebra-looking species. THis one has dark green leaves with a lot of linear white spoting and pink-orange flowers in winter. Small plant. Not a profuse suckerer (in my experience). But really, there is nothing terribly unique about this one.