Aloe
Aloe cheranganiensis

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: cheranganiensis (cher-an-gan-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

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)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carefree, Arizona

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 8, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Don't know much about this species, other than it's from Kenya and Uganda and its hardiness. Just got a mail order plant today in mail. Has brownish leaves with white teeth, and spots (at least as a seedling)... has a stemming shape (leaves spaced along the stem)- probably a branching aloe. Will provide better photos once my plant gets older.

Two years later and have learned this is a very fast growing plant and turns into a short shrub about 3' tall (at least in my garden). It may have flowered (I have one plant that I lost the tag to and it looks like this- if so, it flowers red in early winter). Will wait for others to flower, though to be sure. Now I have had even longer, I can say it flowers well IF in full sun, where it flowers for me in late fall deep red, close... read more