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Products > Aloe 'Good As Gold'
 
Aloe 'Good As Gold' - Texas Aloe
 
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (Aloe maculata hybrid)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Aloe 'Good As Gold' A stemless hardy Aloe maculata hybrid to 1 tall by 2 feet wide. It has board lanceolate leaves with white spots like typical Aloe maculata (AKA Aloe saponaria) with a 2 foot tall branching inflorescence of bright orange flowers in the early spring. Ideally suited for full sun but grows vegetatively very well in light shade with limited flowering. Drought tolerant. Hardy to about 15-20 degrees F. We got this tough aloe from Pat McNeal of McNeal Growers when visiting Austin for the 2013 Cactus and Succulent Society of American Convention. Pat told us that he got the plant from garden designer, nurseryman and author Tom Peace who had it from his parents garden in Lockhart, Texas, where it was growing up against the wall of the home and tolerating temperatures down to the mid-teens.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Good As Gold'.
 
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