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Aloe petricola

Aloe petricola


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Aloe petricola (Stone Aloe)

Aloe petricola (Stone Aloe) is a stemless, solitary or sparsely-clustering Aloe that grows up to 2 feet (60 cm) and up 3 feet (90 cm) wide…


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Aloe petricola is a medium sized plant that grows fairly low to the ground. This plant reaches anywhere from 18-24 inches in height and can reach a little over a meter in width, while its inflorescences can reach about 4 feet, surpassing the height of the plant's fleshy leaves. [3] This succulent plant is virtually stemless and has rosettes of blue-green colored leaves. [4] These leaves contain thorns on their surfaces and have short, triangular toothed margins. A mature plant can have up to six branches of flowers, which are long, skinny, densely flowered racemes, carried on stout stems. The inflorescences are tightly packed with dark brown anthers, and typically include at least two colors, usually a deep red towards the top where the buds are seen, and cream-yellow color at the bottom towards the base, reaching the stem of the flower. Flowers on the Aloe petricola plant are tube-shaped and about 30mm long. [5] The colors on these plants are bright and vibrant, and they change as they begin to open, revealing more of the yellow color towards the bottom.


Aloe Species

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Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

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By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Vista, California(9 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

On Dec 16, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is usually a solitary, eventually suckering, aloe that can get a lot of blue coloration. but if cool and full sun will sometimes have a green coloration with some red near the tips. It has a nice patina on it giving it the bluish color that can be rubbed off revealing the green beneath., and is relatively user friendly with only itty spines along the leaf edges. From Transvaal, Africa. Whoever listed this as blooming mid summer, must be from somewhere else than California. Here in blooms mid winter, sort of a rust-orange, dense bottle-brush like flower. Flowers are particularly striking on a solitary to only somewhat branched inflorescence, with the flowers all starting out a deep red, but then, just as they open, turning abruptly to a yellow-gold or a white color with green str. read more ipes. This color change starts at the bottom of the raceme and progresses slowy to the very top of the inflorescence. Plants looks great either as solitary specimens, or planted in large groups. One of the better non-stemmed aloes for southern California tolerating extreme heat and drought quite well.


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