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Gold Tooth Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe mitriformis Mill.
Synonym: Aloe perfoliata var. xi, Aloe xanthacantha, Aloe perfoliata var. eta, Aloe mitriformis var. humilior, Aloe mitriformis var. elatior, Aloe parvispina, Aloe perfoliata var. mitriformis
Family: Asphodelaceae
Gold Tooth Aloe (Aloe  mitriformis)
Aloe mitriformis 'inermo-variegata' at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun in general, light shade in Phoenix

Origin: South Africa (western Southern Cape Province, in the Sandveld region)

Growth Habits: Clustering rosettes on a sprawling stems, heads 6-7 inches (15-18cm) across and up to 12 inches tall (30cm)

Watering Needs: Winter grower


Aloe mitriformis has white spotted green or glaucous leaves 8 inches (20 cm) long, lined with yellow teeth. The picture shows a cultivar with variegated leaves and much smaller teeth than the type. It is closely related to Aloe distans and Aloe comptonii.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers on a 24 inches (60 cm) branched inflorescence, in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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