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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.  This information about Aloe comosa displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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