Aloe 'Rooikappie'

Aloe

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rooikappie
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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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:

Los Angeles, California

National City, California

Reseda, California

Riviera, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 13, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This hybrid is a good size for small landscape spaces, large enough for a clump to show well but small enough to ship well. It is not prone to the tip die-back or other blemishes that seem to plague many other of the spotted aloes.

The name is Afrikaans for Little Red Riding Hood, and is pronounced "roy-copy." In the US it's also sold as 'Little Gem'. The Afrikaans name is sometimes misspelled 'Rudikoppe'.

The buds are orange with yellow tips, turning yellow as they open, not rose or mauve.

"This plant, noted by John Trager of the Huntington Botanic Gardens as one of the best results of aloe hybridization, was bred by the late Cynthia Giddy, possibly as early as 1974, and thought to be from an open-pollinated cross of an unknown plant with what ... read more

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On Dec 26, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Don't know what this is a cross of, but it's a great landscaping plant for southern CAlifornia. It has great color in high heat and full sun (reddish-brown with prominent spotting) on flattish leaves. Maximum diameter seems to be about 18", if that. Flowers are common and quite ornamental, on solitary of somewhat branching racemes abotu 2' tall. Flowers themselves are conical in shape and highly symmetrical while developing. Mature plants seem to flower periodically all year round. A large clump of this hybrid growing in the Huntington Gardens flowers literally every month of the year, though each plant seems to flower only 1-3x a year. Mine flowers 2x a year. So far, very easy plant.

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