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Aloe maculata var. latifolia

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

Synonym:Aloe saponaria var. latifolia

10 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive myharleydog 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 Kelli 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 palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
, California
Los Angeles, California
Redwood City, California
Florida Ridge, Florida
Melbourne Beach, Florida
Williston, Florida
Henderson, Nevada
Manor, Texas
Scenic Oaks, Texas



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