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Aloe kedongensis - Kenyan Aloe
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: Kenya (Africa)
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe kedongensis (Kenyan Aloe) - This is a upright-growing rosette-forming succulent with multiple stems reaching 4-8 feet high with bright green lightly spotted foliage. The orange flowers appear in unbranched spikes in late winter and spring. The stems lie over and the plant can spread laterally to form large clumps. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate only occasionally. Hardy to 25. We became interested in this plant after seeing it used in old Santa Barbra gardens as a low barrier or hedge plant. We received cuttings of the plant from Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden.  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 kedongensis.
 
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