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Aloe Species

Aloe austroarabica

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: austroarabica

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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:

Carefree, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good plant for the deserts in and around Phoenix. Seems to tolerate an decent amount of sun, is fairly hardy (damaged at 19F, but survived) and is a reliable bloomer.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin,
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b coastal Otago NZ

Just bought a juvie, have posted a pic, know little about it as yet, keeping it potted til summer at least. Supposedly recently discovered, a wadi species from Saudi Arabia, so will probably do well with heat and little summer water.
Pretty, spotty, weird!
Will post more info as it grows on.
Update Jan 2010 (S.H summer) In early spring during a crazy warm period this plant suffered a lot of sunburn and it seemed to halt it's growth. Interesting to see how these more equatorial aloes (as opposed to Cape species) are pretty sensitive to the big swings in UV that happen this far south; this and my A Sabaea were the worst affected by the sudden light exposure after a dreary winter. However we have had our cloudiest, coolest Jan i... read more

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