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Aloe petricola
Scientific Name: Aloe petricola Pole Evans
Synonym:
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  petricola
Aloe petricola 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)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (small area of Mpumalanga)

Growth Habits: Slowly clumping rosettes

Watering Needs: drought resistant

Propagation:


Aloe  petricola

Cultural Practices:
The species name 'petricola' means that it 'grows in rocky places'.

Blooming Habits:
The inflorescence is distinctly bicolor red and cream. This is the result of the fact that the buds are red and the open flowers are creamy white. In the flower picture taken at the Huntington at the end of December (HBG 6594), none of the flowers have opened yet.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

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