Soap Aloe, African Aloe
Aloe maculata var. latifolia

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: maculata var. latifolia
Synonym:Aloe saponaria var. latifolia

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Grenoble,

Canoga Park, California

Los Angeles, California

Redwood City, California

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Williston, Florida

Henderson, Nevada

Boerne, Texas

Manor, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 11, 2007, myharleydog from Redwood City, CA wrote:

I love this plant & always look forward to the bright orange blossoms in Spring. We have lived here in Redwood City, Calif. since 1979 & this plant is still about the same size as it was then. It is located at the end of our pool by the fence. Other than cutting off the dead flowers there is no maintenance & it always looks great!

Neutral

On Oct 5, 2004, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Invasive, but I love aloes, so I can't give it a negative.

Neutral

On Mar 9, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Same old species, but slightly greener plant with marginally bigger teeth, when seen side by side.