Aloe, Snowflake Aloe
Aloe rauhii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: rauhii (RAU-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

Brentwood, California

Fresno, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Clustering Madagascan terrestrial aloe with small but colorful flowers in winter. Leaves mottled/spotted and very stiff forming rosettes about 5-6" in diameter. A bit cold tender- much better as a potted plant than a landscaping specimen. This plant is one of the most commonly used aloes in hybridization, with many named hybrids sold commonly in nurseries.