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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

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

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