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Posted by madabouteu 7b - northern Alabam (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 21, 10 at 10:46

I'm in the process of writing an article on growing aloes in the Southeast - not just as indoor plants but as landscape plants. Quite a few can take temperatures as low as 25, and some as low as 20! I had some experience growing them outdoors in New Orleans, but would like to hear from anybody growing either species or hybrids in zones 9 and 10 in the Southeast. Reply here on the list or you can reply to me directly at

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RE: aloes

Aren't they also frost sensitive in z9 temps?

RE: aloes

I grow an african soap aloe and it stays alive all year here in costal zone 8,in fact its one of my choice plants andI do have manyLOL H ightider

RE: aloes

Has the article been written?

RE: aloes

I don't know what variety I have. It was a goofy little houseplant sitting on our window sill for years. On a whim, I planted it outside and grew like crazy, producing many pups. I now have dozens of them planted all over the place. It produces a single stalk of yellow flowers that doesn't form a canopy like other aloe varieties (looks like a hand of tiny bananas). Flowering on this variety is also rare. The plant has to be at a very mature size before it'll flower, and even then it doesn't do it every year. Freeze/frost doesn't seem to harm them, but this is the first year I've planted any away from the house, and we had a mild winter. Anyway, it grows great in 9B!

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