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Aloe namibensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: namibensis (nam-ih-BEN-sis) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Feb 27, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive solitary stemless species from the dry Namibian deserts. Has pale blue-green, flattish leaves that curve upward, with very small, spread out, black teeth along the leaf margins. These are reportedly difficult plants in cultivation, probably due to most climate's rainfall too much for this one. Lives in extremely harsh conditions. Flowers striking on short, branched inflorescences and densely columnar deep red.


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

Tempe, Arizona

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