Aloe plicatilis

Also known as:

  • Fan Aloe

Plant Type

cactus / succulent

Zones

9a-11

Size

H:4'-8'
W:4'-6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, gritty

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

red

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

bees, hummingbirds

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

mail@desertnorthwest.com

Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

megan@sgplants.com

Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

megan@sgplants.com

Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Winter Grower. Needs Shade and Very Little water in Summer. Light Shade. Orange-Red Flowers. Indoor/ Outdoor (Patio).

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While it's not quite hardy in the Northwest, this tree Aloe deserves recognition for its beauty and ease of growth. The succulent, pale blue-green leaves are arranged in one plane, and as the plants age they produce impressive spikes of showy red flowers held well above the foliage. After many years it may branch and achieve a tree-like stature but it is quite slow. It will appreciate full sun and good drainage; provided these conditions, it doesn't seem to care if it is watered heavily or barely at all. A native of the Cape Region of South Africa, it is adapted to a pattern of winter rainfall and dry summers: as such, it has considerable resistance to rotting off at the base over winter, as certain succulents are known to do. In our greenhouses we subjected them to winter wet and frost to 26°F and they still look just fine. (By contrast, Aloe dichotoma and such, being from much warmer climates, are

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