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Aloe comosa - Clanwilliam Aloe

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe comosa (Clanwilliam Aloe) - This is a succulent with an upright unbranched stem to 10 feet tall with pale blue gray leaves that that take on a pink color in summer if left dry. This aloe comes from near Clanwilliam, South Africa. The emerging flower spike looks quite striking, having a brush-like appearance because of the cluster of long-tapering bracts. The spike matures to vertical unbranched tight spikes of reddish pink buds which open to ivory white flowers in the summer. Plant in full sun and irrigate little (or not at all once established), as this will enhance the pink tones in the leaves. It is hardy to winter temperatures at least down to the upper 20's.  The information presented on this page is based on research that we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it growing 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 will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information that would aid others in growing Aloe comosa.
 
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