Aloe sladeniana

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: sladeniana (slay-den-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)
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Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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


Apache Junction, Arizona

Gilbert, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 4, 2009, aloemadness from Toodyay
Australia wrote:

A very tough Aloe. Has survived all summer out in my garden with lots of sun and almost no water for 4 months in regular 40C heat. Mine flowered just recently (March-summer) however I have also experienced, as palmbob mentioned, that the first flower fails and the second one comes good. I have only had it for one year so it will be interesting to see what happens next time.


On Jul 6, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant, also from Namibia, sometimes can be confused with Aloe dinteri- both have thick, triangular spotted leaves with itty bitty closely spaced teeth along them, and pale pink-orange flowers in early summer on very long, skinny racemes (at least that's when these two bloom here in So California). But Aloe sladeniana has straight leaves, or even leaves that curve in slightly towards the center of the rosette, as apposed to the recurving leaves of A dinteri. They are about the same sized plant, too. Not sure if this one suckers much, but A dinteri certainly does. Nice, neat, sturdy little aloe- great for pots and small areas of the yard.

In my limited experience (have only grown a few of these) is one of the easier aloes to rot with overwatering, particularly in hig... read more