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Aloe nobilis (Golden Toothed Aloe)

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Scientific Name

Aloe x nobilis

Common Names

Golden Toothed Aloe

Synonyms

Aloe nobilis

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe x nobilis is an evergreen, rosette-forming succulent that suckers profusely, creating a large grouping, up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall, of fleshy, green leaves that have a tint of rose color on the tips and yellow to white, sharp but flexible teeth running along the edges with a few in spots on the inside of the leaves. The bright orange branched inflorescences rise well above the foliage to about 2 feet (60 cm) tall in mid-summer.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 10b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it's essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.

Aloe are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.

It needs strong, bright light. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C), but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe

Origin

Aloe x nobilis is a hybrid of Aloe perfoliata with Aloe brevifolia, very commonly used in landscaping around the world and is often nicknamed Aloe nobilis. It is frequently confused with Aloe perfoliata itself, but the "nobilis" hybrid is a much smaller plant and has much smaller rosettes. It is usually a light green color.

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