Aloe
Aloe pseudorubroviolacea

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: pseudorubroviolacea (soo-do roo-bro-vy-oh-LAH-see-a) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

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:

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Have to say this plant looks a lot like the 'real' Aloe rubroviolacea. Maybe as a mature plant not as violet in full sun, but as a seedlng, has a strong violet, purply leaf coloration. Very neat, attractive and unusual looking aloe. Sort of crawls along the ground as it grows. Stems can get as long as 12 feet, and usually grows downhill. Flowers red, orange or gold in late winter. RAcemes compressed downward and numerous on short inflorescences. Rare in cultivation but becoming much more available. One of the more stunning landscape aloes for Southern California. Needs full sun to be appreciated best.

Saudi Arabian species.