Aloe
Aloe kedongensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: kedongensis (kee-don-EN-sis) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Kenyan aloe with bright green, narrow, toothy, somewhat recurved leaves and multiple tall, thin stems. Flowers simple and orange to red-orange, typically in mid to late summer. Seems to be a somewhat variable species, relatively common in cultivation, though suspect some of the wider-leafed forms might have some Aloe arborescens in them. I put this at 9b, since it survives in that climate, but it often gets badly damaged during frosts (one of the least cold-tolerant of the Aloes)... anything below 28F... but it grows back well.