Aloe
Aloe deltoideodonta

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: deltoideodonta (del-toy-dee-oh-DON-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Blue-Green

Mottled

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Reseda, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

Central Phoenix -- In my garden Aloe deltoideodonta grows in partial shade from a deciduous tree with monthly summer water and none in winter. It gets winter protection only from fallen tree leaves and has survived down to 26F with no damage. My plant is only 3 years old and has grown well, but has only bloomed once so far, in January 2014.

Positive

On Sep 13, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Stemless spotted or unspotted medium-sized aloe- sort of a slow-grower and offsets slowly. Leaves sort of wedge-shaped and flattish with very small teeth. Flowers small/simple red-orange in late fall to early winter.

Multiple varieties of this species, one that seems to be taxonomically a huge challenge thanks to its wide variability and similarty to many other Malagasy aloes, some which are probably just forms of this plant. Aloes immalotensis and madecassa may actually be forms of this (see Aloe of Madagascar by Castillon and Castillon 2010).

Temps into the mid 20s do not seem to pose any problem to this species in southern California.