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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe pratensis

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

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob 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.


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

Carefree, Arizona
Bostonia, California
Mission Viejo, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California

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