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Products > Aloe cheranganiensis
Aloe cheranganiensis - Cherangani Hills Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Kenya (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe cheranganiensis (Cherangani Hills Aloe) - A relatively fast growing shrub aloe to 3 to 4 feet tall branching from the base to form a solid mass with rosettes of 2 foot long narrow pale to mid-green colored slightly recurving leaves with lighter colored teeth. In mid fall appear the 2 to 3 foot tall branching inflorescences with red flower buds held tight in conical racemes that open to salmon-orange colored flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to 25 F. This aloe is quite attractive to hummingbirds and makes a great landscape plant with a clean mass of nice foliage and very nice fall flowers. The specific epithet come from the location or the type locality in the Cherangani Hills in the western highlands of Kenya where Kew botanists Susan Carter and Peter Brandham first found it. Our plants grown from plants received from the Institute of Aloe Studies (IAS) that were from seed collected in 1995 at Ortum, Kenya.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Aloe cheranganiensis.