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Products > Aloe 'Tropic World'
Aloe 'Tropic World'

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Tropic World' - A unique and very interesting small succulent that forms a cluster of uniform open rosettes to 10 inches tall with long narrow pale yellow spotted bright green leaves that are nearly tubular with small soft prickles scatted about on the margins. Plants sucker from the leaf axils and at the base of the plant. In the years that we have had this plant in the nursery we have never seen it flower and it is so attractive that it really does not need this to be a very attractive plant. Plant in full to part sun in a well drained soil and irrigate occasionally. We have not tested this plant for hardiness other than we know that it was undamaged at 31 F in the winter of 2013. We originally received this plant from Aloe hybridizer John Bleck as an unnamed Ed Hummel hybrid that he had received from Bill Baker of California Gardens Nursery but later saw the plant listed under the name Aloe 'Tropic World' or as x Gasteraloe 'Tropic World' and that it was rumored to have originated at Paul Hutchison's famous Tropic World Nursery in Escondido, California. Not sure if we can ever get the real story on where it came from and who its parents were but this little plant sure is attractive!  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing 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 'Tropic World'.