Descoings Aloe
Aloe descoingsii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: descoingsii (des-KOYN-see-eye) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Mottled

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

smallest of all the suckering aloes, this one is from Madagascar. It has stiff, short, thick spotted leaves in rosettes up to 2" in diameter. Great for pots. Have several growing around the garden- definitely not a great aloe for full, hot blazing sun in low water situations. I have a couple in that situation, and though still alive, look very unhappy. However, in shadier situations, this is a great outdoor plant in southern California (just sort of dinky for the average landscape). I planted mine at the base of larger, caudiciform succulents, so I could always find them. The flower reliably and grow very slowly... but no problems.