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Products > Aloe 'Dwarf White'
Aloe 'Dwarf White'

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe 'Japanese Hybrid']
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Dwarf White' - A very ornamental small aloe with 4-5 inch wide rosettes of narrow recurved gray leaves that have yellow edged margins bearing small but prominent recurved teeth. In mid fall through early winter appear the 1 foot tall unbranched spikes of cream flowers. Plant in full to part day sun in a well drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Has proven hardy to 25F. This is a very attractive small aloe that we have only grown in a container but it should prove to be a nice addition in the foreground of the garden where a small fall-winter flowering plant is desired. This plant came to us in 2006 in the collection of the late Alice Waidhofer, a well know plant collector who lived in Stockton, California. The plant was simply tagged Aloe "Japanese Hybrid" and indicated that Ms. Waidhofer received the plant from Georgia plant collector and breeder Zack Presley. When contacted Mr. Presley noted that he had lost most of his plants and the records of them to a fire, but others have speculated that this might be a Aloe parvula cross with A. arborescens.  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 'Dwarf White'.