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Aloe cryptopoda
Scientific Name: Aloe cryptopoda Baker
Synonym: Aloe pienaarii, Aloe wickensii, Aloe wickensii var. lutea, Aloe wickensii var. wickensii
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  cryptopoda
Aloe cryptopoda in bloom in early January at the Desert Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Southern Africa, native from Swaziland to Mozambique and Mpumalanga.

Growth Habits: Generally solitary stemless rosette, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer, very little water in winter.


Aloe  cryptopoda

Aloe  cryptopoda

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Red to yellow spike in winter.

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