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Products > Aloe arborescens 'Lutea'
 
Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' - Golden Torch Aloe
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' #2]
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' (Golden Torch Aloe) - This is the yellow form of Torch Aloe (Aloe arborescens), a large densely growing species with red flowers that can grow to 9 feet tall by an equal spread. Variety 'Lutea' has yellow flowers that hang tightly on unbranched inflorescences that rise 2 feet above the foliage in late fall and early winter. The 18 inch wide rosettes have leaves that are narrow and recurved with soft toothed margins. Leaf color varies with amount of sunlight but is typically a dull green or yellowish blue-green. This form is a little slower growing and we have never seen it nearly as large as the species - some note this plant gets only 4-5 feet tall. Plant in full sun (coast) to light shade. This drought tolerant plant does great in coastal California without any supplementary irrigation. Hardy to about 22 degrees F.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Aloe arborescens 'Lutea'.
 
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