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Dwarf Aloe, Spider Aloe

 

This dense, medium-sized aloe is a hybrid that forms rosettes of long, narrow, succulent grey-green leaves edged with soft teeth. New offsets grow from base of old rosettes resulting in a wide-spreading clump up to 3 or 4 ft. wide. Flowers spikes of orange-red appear on 1 1/2 ft. tall stalks in late winter to early spring

Aloe x spinosissima

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Individual rosettes are 9-10 inches wide.

Leaf texture : Succulent

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped with soft-toothed margins

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Orange

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a

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