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Products > Aloe 'Snowstorm'
Aloe 'Snowstorm' - Snowstorm Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Aloe 'Doran Black' hybrid?)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Snowstorm' (Snowstorm) - A small clustering aloe with individual rosettes to 3 to 4 inches wide with short stiff triangular greenish bronze leaves that arch outwards and are decoratively overlaid by irregular bands of longitudinal white dashes and white teeth along the margins. It produces many offsets to form a dense clump and is free flowering with 12 to 18 inch spikes bearing 1 inch long orange tubular flowers. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to very little. Hardy to short duration temperatures of 25-30F but best protected from frost and its small size makes it easy to keep in a container and brought indoors to grow on a window sill or in other bright locations during the winter. This plant is somewhat similar looking to the patented cultivar called 'Blizzard', which has leaves oriented more upright while 'Snowstorm' has thicker and shorter leaves that lay flatter. Both of these hybrids were apparently bred by Renee O'Connell and first introduced by Altman Specialty Plants. We first received this plant in 2017 from Gregg DeChirico, then president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.  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 'Snowstorm'.