PlantsAloes→Aloe (Aloe mccoyi)

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: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Fall
Inflorescence Height: 18 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
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.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 17, 2019 12:17 PM

Solitary green Arabian aloe with pink to red flowers. Rosettes are open and spreading, with blue-green to gray-green, deltoid, very pruinose leaves lacking marginal teeth. Leaves near the center are bluish and may be sticky. Older plants may grow decumbent stems to several feet long. Juveniles have spotted leaves. Sap is thick and viscous. Inflorescences appear in fall with about 2 branches.

Described in 2001. Named after Tom McCoy. Found in eastern Yemen near the ocean at 1150-1650 feet. This area receives about 4-8 inches of rainfall and experiences warm temperatures and high humidity. This species can be resolved from the similar A. dhufarensis based on its open, spreading rosettes and long, decumbent stems. Not to be confused with A. momccoyae, which was named after McCoy's wife, Mo.

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