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Aloe 'Superman'
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Parentage: (Aloe cameronii x A. ferox 'White')
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Superman' - A large hybrid aloe with green lanceolate leaves that have a slight red-orange tint with age and have red teeth along the margins. In winter into early spring appear reddish tubular flowers tightly arranged as a spike atop stout 3 foot tall branching inflorescences. Plant in full sun and irrigate little to regularly - plants of both parent species are known to tolerate dry conditions but will look best and flower better with occasion irrigation. Foliage is likely hardy down to the low 20s F but the winter flowers might be damaged below 25 F. These plants are known to be profuse bloomer and are the result of a controlled cross between Aloe cameronii and Aloe ferox 'White' that was conducted by Aloe hybridizer Brent Wigand at his home in Wildomar California. Brent has stated that this is the best hybrid aloe he has ever created. The foliage of the plants in this crop are very fairly uniform but there is likely some variability in flower color as these are seedling hybrids. 

This information about Aloe 'Superman' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.

 
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