Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' (Yemen Bush Aloe) - A medium sized clump forming aloe with stems rising to 2 to 3 feet tall holding open rosettes of 3-foot-long narrow medium green leaves that slightly recurve and have large green teeth along the margins. In mid spring appear the well branched stems that rise above the foliage in all directions with orange buds that open to display large golden flowers – a spectacular sight!
Plant in full sun in a well-drained. Our plants have not been through an extremely cold year, so we only know that this plant is hardy to around 30° F but based on its parentage it should prove a bit cold hardier than this.
This unusual plant is an open pollinated hybrid that was selected at our nursery from plants grown from seed taken from a Aloe sabaea that was growing at Aloes in Wonderland, the Santa Barbara garden of cycad specialist Jeff Chemnick. It had many other aloes growing around it so we can only speculate what the pollen parent could be. Several other seedlings were also selected for evaluation but this one with abundant flowers is one of the showiest with large golden flowers in huge branching panicles that rise above the attractive foliage. We also selected on we call Aloe 'Yemeni Orange' that also has large sprays of flowers but they are large light orange in color. The parent species, Aloe sabaea, is a small tree aloe with orange flowers that grows in Yemen and it was for this reason we decided to call these plants 'Yemeni Gold' and 'Yemeni Orange'.
Information about Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.