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Aloe
Aloe vaotsanda

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: vaotsanda (vay-oh-SAN-duh) (Info)
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Category:

Trees

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Carefree, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Saw a nice aloe garden recently in So Cal with a bunch of these Madagascan tree aloes planted in it. Plants are very attractive with exceptionally long, drooping leaves, and though none were trees yet, they were striking plants. As seedlings, they are relatively easy to tell apart from other species- look like octopi... but as plants mature can be a bit difficult to tell from some of the other long-leaved South AFrican aloes when not in flower (like Aloe alooides, A angelica, A thraskii etc.). However, this one has a unique way of dragging its leaves along the ground as though it were some floating octopus-like sci fi alien... leaves outstretch barely curling as they hit the ground.

Like many Madagascan aloes, this species tends to be quite colorful under stress (winter... read more