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Aloe cameronii (Red Aloe)

Red Aloe, Cameron's Ruwari Aloe

Aloe cameronii,Red Aloe, Crimson Aloe, Red succulent, Cameron's Ruwari Aloe
Aeonium Zwartkop, Aeonium 'Black Rose', Purple Crest Aeonium, Aeonium 'Blacktop', Aeonium 'Black Beauty', 'Black Tree' Aeonium, Aeonium Schwartzkopf, Aeonium atropurpureum, Black Aeonium, Black succulent

Regarded as one of the most attractive foliage Aloes, Aloe cameronii (Red Aloe) is an evergreen succulent with upright stems of open rosettes. The fleshy, gracefully curving leaves are a rainbow of colors ranging from green to a rich coppery red, depending on sun and water. In late fall to early winter, spikes of bright orange-red flowers are borne in profusion above the foliage, brightening up the garden. This Aloe provides a colorful focal point in the xeriscape. It is easily propagated from cuttings.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy or gravellywell-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Irrigate only occasionally to enhance the copper coloration of the foliage, which will remain green if overwatered. Drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Deer resistant. The flowers produce nectar and are attractive to birds and bees
  • Propagate by seed sown with heat as soon as ripe or from offsets
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for scale insects and mealybugs.
  • Native to Africa

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 12
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Aloe
Common names Aloe
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’
Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalksticks)
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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 12
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Aloe
Common names Aloe
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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