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Aloe camperi

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: camperi (kam-PER-ee) (Info)

Synonym:Aloe eru

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Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

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 scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Porphyrostachys On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

If you're tired of the grey leaves and yellow flowers of Aloe vera in your desert yard, try Aloe camperi! It tolerates lots of sun, is fairly frost hardy and flowers a nice orange around the same time every spring. Probably one of the better Aloes for the Arizona deserts.

Neutral balvenie On Feb 22, 2005, balvenie from Marysville, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

eru maculata:(Eretria,Nubia),Nubian aloe;very attractive variety with leaves smaller than the species and with more pronounced blotching.A branching succulent rosette with stem becoming 50 cm high,the very fleshy arching leaves in the type to 75 cm long,concave above ,glossy dark green with creamy-white oblong spots on both sides,and with prominent marginal spines;salmon red flowers in branched racemes.
(from Exotic Plant Manual, 4th edition,Graf)

Neutral palmbob On Mar 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

RAmbling, green branching species with flattish leaves that have some sharp spines along the edges. From Ethiopia. Flowers a dull, dark red and not terribly showy. Not sure when they bloom, though.


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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Carefree, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Canoga Park, California
Los Angeles, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California
Loxahatchee, Florida

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