Aloe
Aloe elegans

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Red

Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Highgrove, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Santa Monica, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Jan 11, 2009, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

The more recently discovered variant, currently provincially called Aloe aff. elegans has exaggerated margin teeth, is spotless and has pronounced accented red margins and teeth. Its flower, while similar, is more sparcely distributed and has a shorter raceme. There are minor race variances, until it has been described (if it merits description) it has been assigned under elegans. I will post it here. There is one with and one without flower posted here and in the individual image description I've noted it as Aloe aff. elegans.

Neutral

On Jul 29, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

silvery-blue smooth upright aloe from Northeast Africa. Very rarely, if ever, suckers. Stemless plants with upright habit. Leaves are dull grey-green to reddish (in stress) and have small reddish-brown teeth. Flowers a striking orange/yellow or red color on branched racemes (2-4 branches) . Ethiopian native where it is very common on open slopes at moderately high elevations (up to 7000 feet).

No damage to my plant at 27F for hours, while aloes all around it either melted or showed some leaf damage... nice hardy species!