Aloe
Aloe mutabilis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: mutabilis (mew-TAB-ill-iss) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

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

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 28, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

closely related Aloe to A arborescens- suckering, branching species with bicolored flowers in fall to winter (flowers are a a pale red-orange but turn a palish yellow as they droop, starting from the bottom, and opening last at the very top, as is the case with over 99% of the other aloe flowers there are).