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Aloe dyeri - Dyer's Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe dyeri (Dyer's Aloe) - This solitary stemless aloe is one of the largest of the spotted aloe group that forms large rosettes 4 to 5 feet wide with deeply-channeled 2 foot long dark yellowish-green leaves that have light-colored short linear dashes on upper and lower surfaces. A shade loving aloe in its natural habitat but it will grow nicely in full sun where leaves take on a reddish-brown hue. In fall appear the tall stalks (to 6 feet) that branch in the top third bearing up to 15 branches of salmon-pink tubular 1" flowers that are green tipped and erect in bud and develop an interesting swollen base as the flowers open, dangling downwards. Plant in full sun or shade in a well-drained soil and watered occasionally. Not thought to be particularly hardy but we have not tested its limits but note references to it tolerating temperatures down to 25 F. This aloe comes from fairly high elevations (3,300 to 5,000 feet) in Mpumalanga (formally Eastern Transvaal) and was named to honor Sir William Thiselton-Dyer of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Our plants from seed collected near Ngodwana, South Africa. 

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