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Blue Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe glauca var. glauca Mill.
Synonym: Aloe glauca var. elatior, Aloe glauca var. humilior, Aloe glauca var. major, Aloe glauca var. minor, Aloe perfoliata var. kappa, Aloe perfoliata var. glauca, Aloe rhodacantha
Family: Asphodelaceae
Blue Aloe (Aloe  glauca var. glauca)
Aloe glauca at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Does better with light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (western Cape)

Growth Habits: Slowly offsetting rosettes, occasionally with a stem. Leave are up to 16 inches long (40 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep drier in summer


The name 'glauca' comes for the latine for greyish.

Blue Aloe (Aloe  glauca var. glauca)

Blue Aloe (Aloe  glauca var. glauca)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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