Aloe
Aloe pretoriensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: pretoriensis (pre-tor-ee-EN-sis) (Info)
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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)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Smaller single stem blue-green aloe from SAfrica, Zimbawe and Swaziland. Has small, but sharp black teeth along the margins. Tends to be distichous as a seedling, but eventually forms a perfect rosette. This Aloe looks a LOT like Aloe suprafoliata, as a seedling as well as an adult. Flowers themselves are identical, but the racemes in this species are always branched and much taller (up to 6' tall, while Aloe suprafoliata flowers grow maybe 2'). Eventually forms a trunk up to 3' tall. Not threatened.