Aloe thraskii


Description: 

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The Aloe thraskii is an evergreen succulent indigenous to South Africa. The majority of its populations are found growing in sand dunes (eastern coast of South Africa). The Aloe thraskii thrives in full sun. It prefers drier summers and has very low water requirements. At full maturity, the Aloe thraskii reaches heights of approximately 8' - 10' with an approximate width of 4' - 5'. This species is hardy down to 30 - 32° F!

The Aloe thraskii produces golden colored flowers during the winter months. Its flowers appear on a well-branched inflorescence. They commonly grow between 15 to 25 upright and broadly cylindrical racemes. Flowers take on a golden yellow color, sporting orange anthers. Consequently, this causes their flowers to take on a bicolored appearance. Juvenile specimens often produce single inflorescences while mature specimens easily grow multiples.

Attributes:

Great candidate for xeriscaping-

1. Low water needs
2. Low to no maintenance

Deer tolerant-

1. Unaffected by pesky, grazing deer

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9 - 11
Family: 
Asphodeloidae
Flower : 
Orange (bicolored)
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in Summer/Dry in Winter
Mature Height: 
8' - 10'
Mature Width: 
4' - 5'
Latin Name: 
Aloe thraskii
Common Name: 
Coast Aloe, Strad Aloe, Dune Aloe

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)

Movies:

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)

Television:

USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zoos:

Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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