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Aloe
Aloe trichosantha

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: trichosantha (try-kos-ANTH-a) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Mottled

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:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Lutz, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 22, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Got this plant a few years ago- had never heard of it, but I tend to collect any aloe I don't have already... Rosettes have gotten to about 2' in diameter. Tends to be brown, particularly in full sun, and spotted. Took full sun here in southern California entire month of July with temps well into the 100s for days on end (had a 120F day, even, without any signs of burn). Also have one in a shady position (the offset) and it, too, is fine... adaptable aloe.

Natives of Ethiopia and Eritrea

However, I did learn this Jan 07 that this aloe cannot tolerate temps down as low as 26F... got severely damaged and still struggling 5 months later to recover.

Flowers are generally solitary, simple (unbranched) to only 1-2 branches, and contain narrowly ... read more

Neutral

On Aug 21, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Not much experience with the plant, as it is new in my collection.