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Aloe Species

Aloe hoffmannii

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: hoffmannii (HOF-man-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light 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:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Pale Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 15, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is a relatively rare aloe in cultivation- from Madagascar and supposed to be a close relative of Aloe parallefolia, though this one has rounded white marginal teeth (as opposed to none at all).

Huntington Gardens has been propogating this aloe for several years now, and, with luck, I will learn how to take care of it... last one I got rotted (carelessness mostly, I think). So now I am trying again with another of their specimens. On my fourth plant I have finally discovered this one does NOT like hot sun or freezing cold... may be related to Aloe parallelifolia, but is a lot finickier than that one... does pretty good in partial shade as long as I keep it from drying out.

Supposedly closely allied to Aloe parallelifolia, a similar but slightly more s... read more

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