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Products > Aloe camperi 'Yellow'
 
Aloe camperi 'Yellow' - Yellow Nubian Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Ethiopia (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Aloe eru, A. abbysinica, Lam.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe camperi 'Yellow' (Yellow Nubian Aloe) A colony forming aloe that suckers or branches near the base with individual rosettes reaching nearly 2 feet tall and wide with narrow dark green leaves that are flat on the upper surface and angle upwards then arch over towards the tips with sharp reddish teeth along the margins. This plant produces 3 foot tall branched inflorescences with an abundance of greenish-yellow buds that open to bright clear yellow flowers from the bottom up in late spring. Plant in full sun and irrigate little to occasionally. Hardy to mid 20's F - there was no damage observed on our plants at 25 F in the January 2007 cold spell but plants of the typical orange form of Aloe camperi were noted as damaged at temperatures in the low 20's by Brian Kemble at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Grove. Aloe camperi is from Eretria in northeastern Africa south to Ethiopia at elevations ranging from 4,600 feet to 8,300 feet. This is an unusual and attractive form of Aloe camperi, which usually has orange and yellow flowers and has long been in cultivation in California under the name Aloe eru. For more information about the species see our listing of Aloe camperi and also our listing of an unusual form called Aloe camperi 'Conuta' (ISI -2005-15).  The information on this page is based on research about this plant that is conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe camperi 'Yellow'.
 
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