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Aloe cameronii (Red aloe)

Aloe cameronii Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aloe cameronii AL-oh kam-er-OH-nee-eye Common Name: Red aloe Genus: Aloe
Aloe is best known as a medicinal plant (Aloe vera, Zones 10-11), but there are many beautiful aloes as well. Most have amazing winter flowers, and some, have interesting foliage color. Red aloe  has color that varies from green to a deep, red wine hue, depending on sun and water. and, over time, will form beautiful red-purple mounds with orange flowers. It is easily propagated from cuttings. -Jeff Moore, Regional Picks: Southwest, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy characteristics: Wine red foliage, if conditions are right.
Care: Provide full sun and well-drained soil.
Propagation: Easily propagated from cuttings.
Problems: Mealybugs, scale, Pythium root rot, bacterial soft rot, fungal stem rot, leaf rot.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Winter
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Orange/ Salmon Flower
Uses Container
Style Desert Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents

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