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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe megalacantha

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: megalacantha (meg-al-uh-KANTH-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Bronto On Aug 14, 2011, Bronto from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

In Phoenix area needs shade, fairly rich soil and copious irrigation. Drawback is it offsets vigorously and needs frequent pruning to keep it from spreading widely which it seeks to do. Have moved mine to a pot where it may be easier to water and control.

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

Attractive suckering, short stemmed shrubby aloe from Ethiopia and Somalia. Has great winter color (reds) and sparse, pale yellow flowers. Seen identical flowers in mid summer, too. Very slow growing aloe in Southern California- takes many years to form a shrub. Immature forms often spotted, but seem to lose the spots completely in maturity. Teeth are rather large (characteristic plant was named for) and pale yellow to white, but not terribly sharp usually.

Regional...

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

Carefree, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California



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