General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
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.
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
Parentage: Aloe descoingsii x Aloe thompsoniae

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Common names
  • Aloe

Comments:
  • Posted by StaticAsh (Kansas - Zone 6b) on Jun 29, 2014 6:56 PM concerning plant:
    Aloe 'Firebird' is a Shannon Lyons hybrid of Aloe descoingsii and Aloe thompsoniae.

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