Red aloe

Aloe cameronii

Photo/Illustration: 
Jerry Pavia
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Red aloe (Aloe cameronii)
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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.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Winter
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Container
Style
Desert Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Cacti and Succulents

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