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Products > Aloe maculata 'Yellow Form'
 
Aloe maculata 'Yellow Form' - Yellow Soap Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe saponaria]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe maculata 'Yellow Form' (Yellow Soap Aloe) - Stemless plant that reaches 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide that can sucker freely or grow solitarily. The foliage is dark green at the tips with a reddish tinge; the lower part of the leaf fades to a light green and is marked by faint white lines. The margins are lined with brown teeth. Yellow form has all of the same characteristics and cultural notes as the species, except the flower color and time of bloom which for us is in December and January. Hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. Plants originally came from the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. The typical orange flowered form of this species has long been in cultivation under the name Aloe saponaria but the correct name now appears to be Aloe maculata. It has been suggested by some botanists that the the better-known and long-used name, Aloe saponaria, be conserved as it is the name for the type plant for the section Saponariae but the group is also called the maculate aloes.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe maculata [A. saponaria] 'Yellow'.
 
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