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Aloe falcata
Scientific Name: Aloe falcata Baker
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  falcata
Aloe falcata at Holly Gate Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (north-west corner of the Western Cape Province - Knersvlakte to Richtersveld on dry sandy places)

Growth Habits: Clumping succulent rosettes, usually in large groups, each rosette is up to 2 feet tall (60 cm).

Watering Needs: Winter grower, keep it reasonably moist in winter


The sickle aloe (Aloe falcata) has rough sickle-shaped leaves. It is a relative of Aloe claviflora.

Blooming Habits:
Its panicle of dull red tubular flowers is produced in early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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