Aloe
Aloe sheilae

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: sheilae (SHEE-lay) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Reseda, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 15, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

pale green smooth-leaved (no teeth) stemless aloe from Saudia Arabia. New to me, and can't find much about it's growth rate or eventual size. will let you know as I find out myself. Seems quite hardy in southern California and growing nicely. This is turning out to be a wonderful plant... so user friendly.

Had this nearly two years now, and plant has grown slowly and dependably... no problems whatsoever... color of leaves has remained exactly the same regardless of season or temps. Solitary, attractive gold to red flower in late fall on a raceme barely longer than the upright leaves. Flower only lasted a week. Subsequent freeze of unusual harshness for southern California (Jan 07) did not affect this plant in the least... handled temps around 27F without any visible d... read more