General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
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
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Aloe

Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Aug 14, 2019 2:34 PM concerning plant:
    I have 2 plants of this smaller variety of aloe. Both arrived about 4 years ago as 2" pups in a trade. One has stayed under 5" in a stemmed glass and the other has grown to 7" in a terracotta 8" pot in filtered sun on my SE exposure porch. I cover them with a washcloth when temps drop to 34 degrees and a frost is possible. If temps dip to 32, I bring them into my garage for a few days then back out on my porch where they are protected from north wind. Neither has sent out pups yet, but I hope they multiply.
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