|Scientific Name||Aloe betsileensis|
|Principal Common Name||Betsileo Aloe|
|Description||From Huntington.org - This little known Madagascan species is a close ally of the more familiar A. conifera. The two are nearly indistinguishable vegetatively, but the inflorescence bracts of the latter are prominent, concealing the flower buds. A. betsileensis can be somewhat larger in leaf length and, therefore, size of rosette. Its inflorescences are at first simple as in A. conifera but three- to four-branched in older plants. The racemes are longer and showier, with orange buds opening yellow.|
|General Comments||Winter Hardiness: 25-30 degrees F|
|Height Range||1 - 2 FT|
|Spread Range||1 - 2 FT|
|Leaf Color||Blue-green : Gray-Green|
|Leaf Texture||Fleshy : Recurved : Spiny : Thick|
|Flower Color||Orange-Yellow : Yellow|
|Flower Time||Jan : Feb : Dec : Winter|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade|
|Watering Preferences||Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - winter water|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Birds : Color : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Form|
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