Aloe Species

Aloe schelpei

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: schelpei (SKEL-pee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Bonsall, California

Los Angeles, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Clumping with decumbent stems up to 15" long. This is an attractive blue-green species with rare spotting and reddish teeth along the leaf margins, and generally laterally oriented rosettes (typical of decumbent aloes) from Ethiopia where it normally grows on fairly steep slopes (growing downhill). Flowers in capitate racemes on short pedicles and a deep red-orange with gold tips- very attractive species, particularly in full bloom.

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