Botanical Name: Aloe plicatilis Add
Common Name: Fan Aloe  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent


Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color

Orange, Red


Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Patio, Swimming Pool


Special Uses



Attracts Wildlife


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  • Description

  • Notes

This wide succulent shrub grows 3'-6' tall and wide, with fan-like clusters of the bluish-gray round tipped leaves. From each fan emerges an open terminal cluster of tubular, orange red flowers in late winter to early spring. Plant in full sun if on the coast or in shade if inland. It is hardy to about 23 degrees F. It needs winter and spring irrigation if grown where does does not receive adequate water from rainfall.
FPlanting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.