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Aloe
Aloe scorpioides

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: scorpioides (skor-pee-OY-dees) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

San Marino, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

light lime green branching, shrub-forming aloe with long, slightly arching leaves with prominent, widely spaced teeth. This is an Angolan species, often found in wooded areas in large colonies on rocky slopes or moderately shaded areas. The one plant I have seen in cultivation in southern California (Huntington Gardens) has grown fairly rapidly into a large shrub and flowers profusely deep, beautiful red, but official descriptions are of scarlet flowers with yellow stripes (not seen this striping in cultivation). Looks a bit like a sparsely leaved, smaller version of Aloe arboescens.