Pronounciation: AL-o x spin-o-sis-SEE-ma
Sunset 12 and 13 with protection, 16-24
Landscape Use: Small scale xeriscape ground cover for light shade areas, accent plant.
Form & Character: Succulent, spreading
Growth Habit: Evergreen, herbaceous perennial that spreads slowly by rhizome. Foliage might extend to 2 feet above the ground surface.
Foliage/texture: Basal clumps of pointed yellow serrated succulent strap shaped leaves to 30 inches long. Leaves are wider in sun and thinner in shade; coarse texture.
Flowers & fruits: Arborescent (branched) stalks producing many tubular orange flowers; fruits are green and multi-carpulate, not showy.
Seasonal color: Brilliantly colored winter flowers.
Temperature: Intolerant of freezing temperatures.
Light: Light shade is best in Phoenix.
Watering: Infrequent irrigations
Pruning: Removal of dead flower stalks.
Propagation: Division of clumps
Disease and pests: None
Additional comments: Hybrid aloe within a genus containing literally
hundreds and hundreds of species and species hybrids. Attracts hummingbirds when