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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe cheranganiensis

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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:
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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob 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, closely spaced flowers in conical racemes. Flowers open an orange to yellow near the mouth. Infloresences tend to be branched, but only have 3-5 branches. Plant itself is a pale-green-turquoise and grows that color whether in full sun or full shade. Full shade plants extremely reluctant to flower.

This plant is extremely easy to grow from cuttings and is one of the fastest growing aloes I have. Considering its landscape potential, and ease of growth, I cannot really understand why it's not more common. Great color, nice looking, fantastic flowers (very popular with the local hummingbird crowd), easy to propagate...

Regional...

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

Carefree, Arizona
Reseda, California
Vista, California



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