Aloe (Aloe parvidens) 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)
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pale pink with pale yellow mouths
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Inflorescence Height: 3-4 feet
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 Jan 19, 2020 3:46 PM

Solitary or sparsely offsetting mosaic aloe from East Africa with pale pink flowers. Leaves are dark green to brown, glossy and brittle, with numerous long spots and whitish teeth. Inflorescences may have 2-10 branches and racemes are laxly flowered. Flowers have pale yellow mouths with greenish highlights. This plant is found in Ethiopia, Somalia and Tanzania, usually in shade. It is related to and has been confused with A. pirottae (longer, wider leaves with larger teeth; more highly branched inflorescences; and smaller, usually secund, orange, red or yellow flowers). This species is related to a few other mostly East African mosaic aloes (djiboutiensis, elegantissima, erensii, harlana, hemmingii, jucunda, mcloughlinii, peckii, somaliensis, suffulta).

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