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Aloe karasbergensis

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: karasbergensis (kar-as-berg-EN-sis) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
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-Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral baiissatva On Jul 20, 2012, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9, coastal otago, new zealand.

While amazingly beautiful when grown well, I've had a bugger of a time with this plant and found it one of my most demanding aloes. Too much heat= rot. Too little heat= rot. Grow it dry and it shrivels and sulks; give it water = rot. I have all the other members in this striata complex of species and none of them have given me the slightest trouble, kouebokkeveldensis included.

I'm on my third plant and will give up when this one inevitably croaks, confining myself to drooling over the huge and impossibly gorgeous specimen in the local Bot Garden glasshouse.

I suspect they're best grown in the ground as opposed to a pot. Oh well.

Positive Porphyrostachys On Oct 26, 2006, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great plant that, like the related Aloe striata, tolerates the Arizona heat and frosts very well. It also flowers in summer when not much is going on! Too much sun will bleach it out and you'll lose the pretty lines in the leaves, but too little will make it grow entirely out of proportion. The plants here are kept under shade cloth in summer that is removed in the milder months. I would imagine that morning sun would also suit this plant well, but avoid trees whose canopy is too dense.

Neutral palmbob On Apr 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a slightly larger, longer leaved version of striata with prominent, very ornamental, thin lines along the leaves. Large plants look very attractive. This one has small teeth along the leaf margins (A striata usually is smooth along the leaf edges). Flowers multiple times a year. Flowers are a bit roser colored (A striata usually bright orange). South African native- this variety is not endangered.

Regional...

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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Carefree, Arizona
Chandler Heights, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Long Beach, California
Norwalk, California
Reseda, California



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