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Aloe divaricata var. divaricata
Scientific Name: Aloe divaricata var. divaricata A. Berger
Synonym: Aloe sahundra, Aloe vahontsohy, Aloe vaotsohy
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  divaricata var. divaricata
Aloe divaricata at the DBG in Phoenix, early April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Take very little frost.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South, southwestern, and western Madagascar (Tulara)

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m)

Watering Needs: drought resistant


Leaves with red edges, white teeth. The sap is bright yellow, viscous. The synonym name 'vahotsoy' is the local name for this aloe. It is used locally to care for venereal diseases.

Blooming Habits:
The buds are bright red, turning yellowish as they age. The inflorescence can reach 8 feet in height (2.5 m).

Fruiting Habits:

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