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Aloe hildebrandtii

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Aloe hildebrandtii

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Aloe hildebrandtii grows into a low shrub about two feet tall with narrow, thick leaves about 3/4 inch wide. Aloe hildbrandtii blooms all year round with interesting branched conical yellow flowers tipped in green. Flowers are open structure and yellow, which is very unusual for aloes.

Aloe hildebrandtii has a looser growth habit than many upright aloes. Nice addition to cactus, succulent and rock gardens, Aloe hildebrandtii has a habit of trailing over the tops of walls. Could be used mixed with other succulents in a hanging basket. Flower structure and color are somewhat unique among aloes and flowers occur over a long period. Aloe hildebrandtii provides a focal point in the xeriscape by contrasting against dark foliage plants. Can even be used as a loose taller ground cover.

Aloe hildebrandti is similar to Aloe arborescens in form but not as upright in habit. It is a branching, shrubby plant with several 2-4 feet long stems composed of individual rosettes, each about one foot in diameter. Leaf margins have triangular shaped teeth. Its leaves contain poisonous compounds.

Aloe hildebrandtii is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.

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Names and Synonyms: Aloe hildebrandtii Baker, Aloe gloveri
Family: Aloeaceae
Origin: Somalia (Hargeisa Reg), Ethiopia. Occurs in open Juniperus-Pistacia-Buxus forest on limestone.
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Height: 4′
Width: 4′
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Extreme
Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade in warm sunny interior climates.
Water needs: Very drought tolerant
Maintenance: Prune and replant trailing stems as desired.
Uses: This aloe has a looser growth habit than many upright aloes. Nice in cactus, succulent and rock gardens and trailing over the tops of walls. Could be used mixed with other succulents in a hanging basket. Flower structure and color are somewhat unique among aloes and flowers occur over a long period. Good with contrasting dark foliage plants or even as a loose taller ground cover.
Propagation: Replant offsets and collect seeds after flowering
Special notes: This Aloe is similar to Aloe arborescens in form but not as upright in habit. It is a branching shrubby plant with many 2-4 feet long stems composed of individual rosettes, each about one foot in diameter. Its leaf margins have triangular shaped teeth. It flowers from all year round with interesting branched conical yellow flowers tipped in green. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. Its leaves contain poisonous compounds.
Research Links:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/32308/
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asphodelaceae/Aloe_hildebrandtii.html
http://plants.jstor.org/taxon/aloe.gloveri

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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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