Short-leaved Aloe
Aloe brevifolia var. depressa

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: brevifolia var. depressa

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

,

Queen Creek, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

larger form of stemless suckeing aloe- less compact. Rosettes open and about 6" in diameter- nearly twice the size of 'normal' aloe brevifolia. Haven't seen flowers on this form yet.