Aloe spectabilis

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Information by:         Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Aloe spectabilis is an tree-like species that can reach a mature size of about 12' x 6' . The leaves on this plant are light green to blue-green, with sizeable teeth along the margins. Yellow-orange flowers are produced in the winter. Plants are not reliably cold hardy below 30 F, so containers might be the best choice for outside plantings. Full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant, prefers well-drained soil.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Green, Blue Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Fire Resistant

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Water Saving Tip:

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