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Tilt head Aloe

 

Tilt-head Aloe is a tree-like succulent with large dense tilted rosettes of succulent dull green or blue-green leaves with pale scarlet margins and short serrated teeth. Trunk is usually unbranched and covered by dried leaves. Short spikes of densely packed flowers are red in bud opening to greenish white bloom in mild wintered areas.

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Succulent

Leaf length : 30"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped with reddish margins and teeth

Leaf color : Dull green to blue-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 8-10 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F( Z9b)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes