Aloe
Aloe pratensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: pratensis (pray-TEN-sis) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Carefree, Arizona

Bostonia, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Spiny leaved small clustering (very slow to cluster, though) stemless aloe from S AFrica with large, simple pale pink to pale pink-red flowers. Spines are all over the leaves and start out blue-green but turn brown as leaf ages.