Aloe (Aloe deltoideodonta) in the Aloes Database

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)
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 inches or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
Other: Salmon
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Inflorescence Height: 16-24 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
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: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 3, 2020 9:43 PM

Small, stemless, solitary or offsetting aloe from central Magacascar with reddish flowers. Leaves are nearly deltoid and gray-green to reddish brown with closely spaced teeth. They may be spotted or unspotted. Inflorescences may have 0-2 branches.

Aloe (Aloe deltoideodonta subsp. candicans) forms large clumps, with longer leaves and longer, bright white bracts. There are 3 other subspecies. Aloe (Aloe deltoideodonta var. fallax) has lineate leaves. It is not a subspecies like the others.

The former var. brevifolia (now Aloe (Aloe subacutissima)) has short leaves; a shorter inflorescence; shorter, nearly capitate racemes; and shorter flowers. The former var. contigua is now Imaloto Aloe (Aloe imalotensis var. imalotensis) and the former var. intermedia is now Aloe (Aloe subacutissima). This plant may be quite variable and hard to resolve from the related species. Named selections and hybrids exist in the trade.

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