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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe gariepensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: gariepensis (gar-ee-ep-EN-sis) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Good desert Aloe! Hardy to 19F with tip damage, endures the heat like a champ and will handle some sun, but looks really nice in the filtered light of a large tree. Both flower color forms are very attractive. This should be planted more often!

Positive thistlesifter On Feb 17, 2007, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

These North San Diego plants are growing in full sun. These are a seasoned-dark ivory-colored skin.


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

Small to moderate sized stemless, usually solitary, light green aloe with linear white spots when young, and prominent, ornamental stripes when older. simple yellow flowers in spring. Leaves are flattish and curved upright, pale in coloration. Plants get up to about 2.5' in diameter. In stressed times (cold, drought) plant can become a fire red in coloration. from S Africa


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

Carefree, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Canoga Park, California
Carlsbad, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California

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