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Retro Succulents® Sunset Aloe

Aloe dorotheae

Green tapering leaves on this clumping succulent become spotted and russet-red with age. A tall flower spike with green-tipped yellow or red flowers attracts hummingbirds. Perfect accent for container, rock garden or dry borders. Plant in mass for a beautiful display. Evergreen.
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Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Needs only occasional water.


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Botanical PronunciationAL-oh dor-uh-THEE-ay
Average Size at MaturityClump forming rosettes reach less than 1 ft. tall and 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Houseplant, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsNeeds only occasional water.
Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Yarrow (Yarrow); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Yellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia)

Prefers loamy, sandy soil with plenty of drainage. Flowers best in full sun. Can withstand long periods of drought. Water weekly to occasionally during summer months, less often during cool season, allowing the soil to become slightly dry between intervals. Benefits from a gravel mulch. Fertilize sparingly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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