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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Spring
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Inflorescence Height: About 3 feet
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.
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Malagasy Tree Aloe
  • Vahombe
  • Aloe
  • Tree Aloe

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Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-01-14
Location: San Diego
Date: 2020-02-08
Location: San Diego
Date: 2023-02-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-01-08
Uploaded by peettee79
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2020-02-19
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: 2024-01-23
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: fall 2011
A majestic plant when mature.
Location: Holmes Beach FL
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, California
Date: 2014-04-05
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-04-05
Inner ring measures 5 inches
Location: home
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2013
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-25
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2013
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2013
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-25
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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 8, 2017 4:16 PM concerning plant:
    Single-stemmed tree aloe from Madagascar to 8-10 feet tall (var. poissonii to 16 feet). Channeled green leaves and multibranched inflorescences with red flowers in winter. Vigorous grower, attractive garden plant. Compare to A. vaotsanda (more recurved leaves and oblique branches on inflorescences).
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Red ! by PeggyC Dec 23, 2018 11:28 AM 1
Species ID by Baja_Costero Jan 24, 2024 10:50 PM 1

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