Aloe (Aloe fragilis) in the Aloes Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red with white mouths
Bloom Size: Under 1"
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

Photo by KENPEI

Photo gallery:

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 12, 2020 11:12 AM

Small, clumping coastal aloe from northern Madagascar with red flowers that have white mouths. Leaves are rigid and glossy with many long spots and teeth. Inflorescence may have 0-1 branch and racemes are laxly flowered, with small bracts. Flowers are white for about a third of the way from the mouths. This species is close to A. capmanambatoensis and A. guillaumetii but is smaller and offsets more.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Aloes Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Aloes (Aloe)

« The Aloes Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Mounding bromeliad"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.