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Products > Aloe tomentosa
 
Aloe tomentosa - Hairy Green Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Arabian Peninsula (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe tomentosa (Hairy Green Aloe) - This Aloe forms a single rosette to 2 feet tall by 4 feet wide with pale green leaves. In the late summer appears the tall branched inflorescence bearing unique chartreuse flowers covered in thick wool. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate infrequently - this is a winter dormant aloe but seems to tolerate winter rainfall if planted in a well-drained soil. Although from the warmer and more tropical Arabian Peninsula, this plant has proven hardy in California gardens to temperatures in the mid 20s F - we have not seen any winter damage on our original stock plant that we have had unprotected in our nursery garden since 1997. Our plants came from seed of the ISI plant ( ISI 1383) that originated in mountainous areas of Wadi Dahr, Yemen. Our thanks to Brian Kemble of The Ruth Bancroft Garden for supplying us with the seed of this wonderful and unusual aloe.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aloe tomentosa.
 
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