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Products > Aloe arborescens 'Lutea'
 
Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' - Golden Torch Aloe
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
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.  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 arborescens 'Lutea'.
 
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