Aloe × nobilis Haw.
Gold Tooth Aloe, Golden Toothed Aloe
Aloe × nobilis is a rosette-forming succulent that suckers profusely, creating a large, up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall grouping of fleshy, green leaves with a tint of rose color on the tips. The leaves have yellow to white sharp but flexible teeth running along the edges. The branched bright orange inflorescences rise about 2 feet (60 cm) above the foliage in mid-summer.
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. However, as with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.
Aloes 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 the repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.
It needs an intense, 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.
This succulent is said to be a hybrid resulting from the cross between Aloe perfoliata (or Aloe distans) and Aloe brevifolia, commonly used in landscaping worldwide and is often named Aloe nobilis. It is frequently confused with A. perfoliata itself, but this hybrid has much smaller rosettes, and the leaves are usually light green.
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