Crimson Aloe

Aloe dorotheae 'Crimson'

A smaller clumping aloe, growing to just over a foot tall. Succulent leaves change from lime green to bright orange-red with white spotting. In mid to late winter, a slender flower spike rises above the foliage with dark flower buds that open to reveal greenish-yellow petals. Excellent for massing in water-wise garden beds. Great accent or small container specimen.
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Good to Grow...indoors: 8


Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationAL-oh dor-uh-THEE-ay
Average Size at MaturityClumping rosettes reach 10-20 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide a well-drained soil in full sun. After establishment, water infrequently during the hot season. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Grow Indoors in All Zones