Aloe
Aloe porphyrostachys

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: porphyrostachys (por-fy-ro-STAK-iss) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

Norwalk, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 5, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Plant grows well in zone 9b San Diego County. Grew from finger-sized seedling in May 2006 to near flowering-size plant imaged in early Dec 2006.

bob
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Neutral

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

This is an Arabian aloe, supposedly one of the most northerly occuring species of Aloe. It is related to A rubroviolacea, but with smaller, more upright leaves and no stem. It flowers in California in late spring, simple red-orange flowers. The leaves have a nice purply hue in sun and a pale sea blue-green in shade. It is an excellent and easy landscape plant in southern California inland and coastally.