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Aloe 'Viper' - Griffin Viper Hybrid Aloe
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (complex hybrid)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Viper' - A wild looking aloe that forms a cluster of upright 1 foot tall by 1 foot wide rosettes of upright bright green leaves that have raised orange-red bumps running longitudinally on all surfaces and orange flowers not much taller than the foliage in winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and give occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 25 F. This is one of the new Kelly Griffin fancy-foliage hybrids that is being sold by Xeric Growers Nursery. As with many of Kelly's hybrids, this plant involves the crossing of several species over a number of generations. Xeric Growers notes the inspiration for the name 'Viper' was that "it just looks like it is bleeding from every orifice. The raised red bumps appear to be erupting from the bright green leaves as if the plant had been injected with a deadly venom and is about to explode." Our plants and images from Xeric Growers Nursery.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 'Viper'
 
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