Aloe
Aloe gerstneri

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: gerstneri (GERST-ner-ee) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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:

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Glen Avon, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 14, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sort of a pale green-leaved to blue-green-leaved, stemless (to very short stemmed) aloe mod to large sized (up to 3' tall) with upright, smooth leaves (except small teeth along margins) from South Africa. Has orange flowers with one-two branches. Flower racemes tall and conical with flowers themselves laid down flat against stem. Flowers (entire racemes) always start out fairly dead looking, just showing droopy brown bracts making me always think the flower failed or got fried in the heat... but it's always the same so that is normal. Eventually, as inflorescence matures, green flower tips start to poke through the dead-looking bracts and finally the flower looks healthy and colorful and fairly typical for any aloe. As far as I know, this is the only aloe species that does this.
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