Aloe Species

Aloe breviscapa

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: breviscapa (brev-ee-SKAY-pa) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 14, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a relatively fast growing aloe from Somalia- my seedling went from being a 3-4" diameter plant to one about 2' in diameter in less than two years. It is a dark green plant with a few spots on leaves near the base, and leaf color can change to a dark chocolate maroon in winter. Leaves are completely flat- not channelled at all- and have small, widely-spaced white teeth along the margins. Flowers are red to pinkish and tend to grow at an angle from the plant (or at least the flower stalk eventually sags to one side I have noticed). So far it is an easy grower that handles full, hot sun well, low/high water and general abuse well. I have not seen one produce offsets yet.

Positive

On Feb 9, 2006, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows well in full sun in Southern California. It is easily rooted in potting soil with warmth.

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