Aloe
Aloe hardyi

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: hardyi (HAR-dee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

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

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 1, 2006, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

If you've seen the mammillaria hanging upside down from a hanging pot in the greenhouse at Huntington Botanical Gardens, that's how I grow this Aloe to mimic the hanging preference. :)

Positive

On Aug 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

It seems to grow OK in a pot despite its natural tendency to grow hanging from cliff faces in its native south AFrica. Aggressively suckering short stemmed pale green to purply (depending on sun and cold exposure) aloe with light colored teeth along leaf margins. Leafs straight to slightly recurved and a nice blue-green. Gets pretty large and forms an above-ground stem eventually. My plant has suckered and formed multiple short shrubby plants with about 2" of thick stem/trunk each. Now that they are mature in rosette size and have been growing in the ground for about 5 years, their tops are starting to grow laterally, and one is even beginning to make some motions as if it is going to grow downward. I hope this does not happen as it will quickly grow into the ground if it keeps this... read more