General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: Up to 12-18 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Other: Secund
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Flat-Flowered Aloe
  • Aloe
  • Mountain Aloe

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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 20, 2016 3:08 PM concerning plant:
    Large single-stemmed tree aloe to 4-6m tall with outstanding secund flowers (mostly pointing one direction, up, rather than all around the flower stalk) on a multi branched inflorescence in winter. The racemes typically sweep sideways. One of the largest plants of this type, usually with lots of spines on the leaves. Easily confused with Aloe ferox, especially when small, but simple enough to tell apart once it flowers. Very tolerant of drought conditions and poor soil.

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