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Aloe fleurentiniorum

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: fleurentiniorum (flew-ren-tin-ee-OR-um) (Info)


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Bostonia, California

Clayton, California

Los Angeles, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Jose, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- My Aloe fleurentinorum grows outside in a large ceramic pot in full sun. It is a tough plant -- I don't water it in winter and water it about once a month in summer, although it has gone at least two months without water in the middle of summer with no problem. Its leaves get splashed with chlorinated water during pool cleaning but this has had no effect. It blooms annually in Jan./Feb. but the bloom spike froze this year (2014/15) when it went down to 24F in late December. The leaves are a dark purple/green and untoothed.


On Jul 22, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin,
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b Coastal Otago, New Zealand

Bought this online and without having a single clue about it (still none the wiser, really) except that I like weird taxonomic epithets :-)
Received a 20cm across olive green suede-textured plant with thick, recurved, tapering and slightly ridged leaves that feel like worn velveteen and are starting to take on the purplish hue described here by others. Looks like a 5 year plant grown hard to me, rather than a very young spec. Seems particularly toothless so guessing it's the 'edentata' form, though this species IS variable- I have seen strangely divergent plants lumped under this name and wonder if there's some serious nursery confusion going on.
Even smallish it has much to recommend it, from it's lovely almost shagreen t... read more


On Jul 1, 2006, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a great Aloe for Arizona gardens. The purple, rough leaves are great and is often a repeat bloomer! I've noticed there is a lot of variation in this species. I have 4 in the yard and one plant is low to the ground, another is forming an upright stem and suckering...both of these take full sun very well and have rather sparsely flowered racemes...then another 2 that didn't handle the sun very well are under a tree, have very dense and multiple racemes, and are entirely toothless. One of those 2 also suckers. I believe them to be of the edentata form described in 2000 as Aloe edentata, but later lumped under A. fleurentiniorum.
This species didn't survive the 2007 frost at 19F, but suckers did rise from underground later to replace what was lost.


On Jan 11, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Interesting and odd aloe.. always tends to look off center. In full sun gets very dark coloration- a dark green-black color. In shadier locations stays a deep green. Leaf texture is slightly rough and leaves are thick, brittle and long. Nearly toothless (just the dinkiest hint of marginal teeth). Prone to rot if overwatered in summer (though really I have not found this to be the case.. pretty easy plant in southern California). Native of deserts of Yemen. Flowers multiple times a year (mid to late summer, as well as winter).


On Sep 29, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Collected by J.J. Lavranos & L.E. Newton Yemen/Saudia Arabia 1977