Aloe Species

Aloe globuligemma

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: globuligemma (glob-yoo-lih-JEM-uh) (Info)


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Mid Winter


Grown for foliage



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Glen Avon, California

Los Angeles, California (2 reports)

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Simi Valley, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

If you're bored with the flowers of Aloe vera in the Arizona desert, give this species a try! Just look at the photos! It does pretty good here in terms of heat and frost (a little damaged in 2007, but not horribly). It looks best in morning sun or in the dappled light of trees, but the flowers are stunning every spring!


On Jul 7, 2007, rtruck from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Beautiful plant indeed....but it should be noted that this plant is toxic. I have heard that in Africa is is called something like "the murder and/or suicide" aloe....I did some research on this, as it is the aloe I have planted most close to my sidewalk, and i was worried that some neighbor might need some aloe for a burn or something and accidently grab a leaf from my globuligemma..and yes several research papers I located speak on the toxicity of this particular aloe...apparently the most toxic of all aloes. Not sure if this is all accurate but interesting and good to note, none the less.

Now apart from that little issue.....she sure is an amazingly colored beauty....
And the flowers bloom in odd ways...
In my reading on this plant from the agilent biotech... read more


On Mar 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Blue-green stemless S African native with large, showy blooms of rose and cream colored flowers. Flowers branching with floral parts coming off in angles (not straight up and down like most aloe flowers)- looks a bit like Aloe marlothii flowers except in color. Rather fast grower- will often flower 2-3 years from germination.

One of two plants i have in my Los Angeles yard showed a small amount of leaf damage at 27F... they are in slightly different microclimates, and the undamaged one received some sunshine right after the freeze, which may have kept it from getting damaged, too. Both plants are large seedlings, but large enough to flower.

Temps in the mid 20s do mild to moderate leaf tip damage to this species in southern California