Aloe
Aloe namibensis

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

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

Regional

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

Tempe, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.