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Red aloe

Aloe cameronii

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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; over time it will form beautiful red-purple mounds with orange flowers. It is easily propagated from cuttings. —Jeff Moore, Fine Gardening #120

Noteworthy CharacteristicsWine red foliage, if conditions are right

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil.

PropagationEasily propagated from cuttings

ProblemsMealybugs, scale, pythium root rot, bacterial soft rot, fungal stem rot, leaf rot

  • Genus : Aloe
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Winter

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