Aloe Species

Aloe acutissima

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: acutissima (ak-yoo-TISS-ee-muh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Burgundy/Maroon

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Gilbert, Arizona

Hayward, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 5, 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.

Positive

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

Another great looking Madagascan aloe with lots of color in leaves- purples, pinks, greens, reds. Primary leaf color is pale turquoise, though- other colors are in response to various stress (heat, cold, drought). Flowers are dull red to orange-red color on thin stalks.. .pretty simple flowers that come out mid winter. This is shrubby, aggressive species rapidly filling an area in just a few years, and then slowly spreading in all directions. May need a lot of cutting back in smaller, well-planned landscapes. Does well in pots, too.

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