Aloe
Aloe dhufarensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: dhufarensis (du-far-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

Apache Junction, Arizona

Chandler, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Tempe, Arizona

Oakland, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- This (2014/15) was only the first winter for my Aloe dhufarensis, and it is under a 6 foot tall fabric cold frame, but the 26F freeze in December didn't seem to bother it. I first saw this plant at the Desert Botanical Garden and had trouble finding somewhere to buy one, finally locating it from Arid Lands in Tucson. My plant is growing in full winter shade and partial summer shade, with several hours of full afternoon sun -- a tough spot. It gets monthly summer water and none in winter. So far it is doing well.

Positive

On Aug 18, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Solitary, stemless plant with very pale leaves of blue-grey, green-grey to nearly white. Not a good shade species.

Positive

On Jul 17, 2004, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Aloe dhufarensis is a lovely plant from Oman and a few specimens venturing into Yemen on the Saudi Arabian peninsula. It's a real workhorse here in Arizona. The plants withstand full sun, hot temperatures and even fairly hard freezes. Flowers usually rise in April and continue through June depending on the clone. This is a great plant!