Aloe (Aloe aaata) in the Aloes Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
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

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 1, 2019 8:08 PM

Stemless, offsetting, glaucous gray-green Arabian aloe with bright yellow flowers. Inflorescences may have 1 or 2 branches. Flowers are sigmoid in shape, with fine hairs and greenish tips. This plant may be confused with A. woodii, a normally solitary aloe with a wider distribution.

Described in 2014. The species name (accent on the second syllable) comes from a Greek word meaning unblemished or unattainable, referring to its inaccessible, isolated location on rock faces and cliffs at 2000m in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Rainfall in this location (about 10 inches a year) is highest in spring and summer, lowest in early fall. Flowers appear in spring.

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