Aloe
Aloe gariepensis

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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.

bob
:>)

Neutral

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