• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps reach 2 to 4 in. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:AL-oh
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Clumps reach 2 to 4 in. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Best foliage color in full sun. After establishment, water infrequently during the hot season. Allow indoor pots to dry a bit between waterings. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Retro Succulents® is an exciting new collection of Aloes, each having its own unique rugged appearance and colorful personality. Donnie™ was hybridized by acclaimed California succulent hybridizer/breeder Mr. Kelly Griffin.

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