Kor Seiban Aloe (Aloe seibanica) in the Aloes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Pinkish red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Inflorescence Height: 10-16 inches
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

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 20, 2019 7:12 PM

Cliff-dwelling, offsetting Arabian highland aloe with intense red or pinkish red flowers. Stems may be upright or sprawling (not pendent in cultivation), reaching up to 18 inches long. Rosettes have few (4-7) leaves spaced relatively far apart along the stem. Leaves are glaucous blue-green, with small teeth, and upright. Flowers appear in fall on unbranched inflorescences.

Described in 2010. Found in south-central Yemen at 6200-6900 feet. This area has a harsh climate, receiving about 3 inches of highly irregular rainfall. This aloe is found associated with two other plants that share its species name: Echidnopsis (now Ceropegia) seibanica and Euphorbia seibanica. The name refers to the local Seiban tribe.

Related to A. pendens and A. yemenica (pendent stems) and especially A. parvicoma (upright stems). Similar to A. rivierei but with shorter stems and more offsets, paler glaucous green leaves with smaller teeth, and unbranched inflorescences.

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