Aloe acutissima variety antanimorensis
Names and Synonyms: Aloe acutissima var. antanimorensis, Aloe acutissima var. antanamorensis
Common Names: Blue Aloe
Origin: Madagascar, specifically, the south west coast of the island, where it grows on rocks and in shallow soils
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high
Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade
Water needs: Very drought tolerant.
Uses: Good in succulent, cactus and xeriscape gardens. This plant makes a nice ground cover for dry areas.
Propagation: Remove and replant offsets. Cuttings can be rooted as well. Seeds can be collected after flowering.
Special notes: This is a shorter version of the var. acutissima species which develops a pinkish-red blush in cool weather and other times when the plant is stressed. The primary leaf color is pale turquoise. It has open rosettes with lance-shaped leaves and offsets readily. The orange-red winter flowers are born on single spikes which rise about a foot above the colored foliage and are very attractive to hummingbirds.
There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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