Aloe cryptopoda

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Aloe

 
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Information by:         Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Aloe grows to about 4' x 4'. Leaves are light green to whitish green and fleshy. Yellow bloom spikes appear from January into March. Full sun to light shade, drought tolerant. As the name implies, the trunk is hidden and basically this aloe remains trunkless. Native to South Africa.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Water Saving Tip:

Water dry spots by hand instead of running the entire sprinkler system longer.