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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 - no damage was observed on our plants of this plant in our garden during the January 2007 cold spell with three nights down to at 25 F, but plants of species Aloe camperi were noted as damaged at temperatures in the low 20's by Brian Kemble at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Grove. This is a very attractive landscape plant that is showy in full bloom.

Aloe camperi is from Eretria in northeastern Africa south to Ethiopia at elevations ranging from 4,600 feet to 8,300 feet. This unusual and attractive form of Aloe camperi, which usually has orange and yellow flowers, was grown from plants we received unnamed in the late 1980s that we planted in our nursery garden. After receiving many comments about the plant we finally decided to put in into production in 2011 and query all aloe friends about what they thought its identity was and confirmed the general suspicion that it was a yellow flowering form of Aloe camperi. The typical orange and yellow form of this species has long been in cultivation in California, at one time 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). 

This information about Aloe camperi 'Yellow' 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.