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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe gracilis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: gracilis (GRASS-il-is) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Jan 30, 2009, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

In the Wizz's photo you see how truly attractive this plant is. And I can tell you that it does not look much like A.ciliaris when the two are side by side. Aloe gracilis is much more compact and civil! Interesting though, that when A. gracilis is grown in shade or part shade-THEN it takes on an almost identical form as A.ciliaris. Better with regular watering. Almost formal in look with water.
A very under rated Aloe-and under used in bay area gardens.

Neutral palmbob On Feb 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sort of a vining aloe, with a growth habit and general look similar to Aloe ciliaris, but with larger and oranger flowers. Plus this one seems to bloom only in the winter. LEaves are a bit limier green, too. South African native.


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

Hayward, California
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
Spring Valley, California

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