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Products > Aloe 'Big Mac'
 
Aloe 'Big Mac'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: ["that big maculate aloe"]
Parentage: [Aloe maculata hybrid?]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Big Mac' - Large shrubby aloe to 4 to 5 feet tall and wide with 18 inch wide rosettes of with pale spotted dull green leaves that are often suffused with maroon tones and spring dark red flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional to infrequent summer watering. Hardy to at least 25 F. This plant has been found growing around Santa Barbara for the last 30 years or more but nobody seems to have a name for it or know of its origins but have just called it "that big maculate aloe". Convinced that we needed a name to call it we asked for suggestions and Jeff Chemnick came up with 'Big Mac' and this name has stuck.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may 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 'Big Mac'.
 
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