PlantsAloes→Namib Aloe (Aloe namibensis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: Up to 3 feet tall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: 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
Offsets
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: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 23, 2020 8:18 PM

Solitary or sparsely offsetting aloe from Namibia with slightly rough leaves and red flowers in densely flowered racemes. Leaves are erect and grayish green to brownish, with black teeth. Inflorescences may branch up to 5 times and racemes are upright, tall and cylindrical-acuminate. Found in the very harsh and dry Khan River valley to within about 60 miles of the coast. This species is related to the coastal A. asperifolia, which has bigger teeth and spreading inflorescences.

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