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Aloe plicatilis

  • Common Name
    Fan Aloe
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Succulent
  • Size
    4' - 6' High and Wide
  • Flower Color
    Red
  • Bloom Time
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Gray-green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Hummingbirds
  • Growth Rate
    Slow
  • Hardiness
    Semi-hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Showy Flowers
    • Specimen
    • Unusual Shape
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Soil pH
    5.5-6.4 (acid)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Rocky
  • Drainage
    Well Drained
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This plant starts out as a shrubby plant.  The leaves are arranged in a fan shape rather than a rosette.  It is a slow grower but eventually becomes a tree with a hardened trunk.  It is a bit cold tender and will be damaged in prolonged temperatures below 25 degrees.

  • Master Gardener Comments

    This aloe has a striking silhouette.  It should be planted where it’s protected from the hottest afternoon sun.  It does well enough in most of the bay area to grow in spite of it’s being a little cold tender.

  • Varietals
    N / A