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Aloe alooides

Graskop Aloe

Graskop Aloe,graskopaalwyn
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe alooides
Principal Common Name Graskop Aloe
Common Name(s) Graskop Aloe,Graskopaalwyn
Synonym Aloe recurvifolia, Urginea alo
Description The Aloe alooides is a single stemmed succulent rosette and has greenish-yellow bell-shaped flowers on several unbranched spikes, at the end of the winter.
General Comments Avoid frost. Requires more water in summer when actively growing.The common Afrikaans name is Graskopaalwyn which means Grass Head Aloe when directly translated.
Nativity Northeastern South Africa
Height Range 0 - 7 FT
Spread Range 0 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dull Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Spiny : Thick
Flower Color Green-Yellow
Flower Time Winter
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Flower : Foliage : Form

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