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Bitter Aloe


A tall, single trunk plant (6 ft. or more after 10 years) with a single crown and persistent old leaves on the trunk. Long leaves form a dense rosette and have many scattered spines on the outer surface. The margins are armed with large, sharp reddish teeth.

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Spiny surface

Leaf length : 36-48"

Leaf width : 6-8"

Leaf color : reddish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-8 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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