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: Glaucous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Other: Densely flowered sideways racemes
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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
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: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Kraal Aloe
  • Jackal's Tail Aloe
  • Aanteelaalwyn
  • Kanonaalwyn
  • Aloe

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photo by:  John Jearrard
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-04-07
Flowers are glaucous
Location: Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Arizona
Date: 2016-01-04
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-03-26
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2020-02-21
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-24
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 4, 2019 2:38 PM concerning plant:
    Small, usually offsetting aloe with glaucous leaves and oblique inflorescences. The inflorescences, while relatively small (raceme 8-10 inches), can be quite showy because they are very densely flowered and have an unusual sideways orientation. This plant is quite tolerant of heat and drought, but somewhat susceptible to rot when conditions are wet. Provide strong light and excellent drainage in cultivation.

    Found in rings in habitat to about 6 feet, with several rosettes. Rainfall in habitat is not abundant and falls mostly in late summer/early autumn. This species absorbed the former A. schlechteri and A. decora about 80 years ago.

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