Aloe jucunda


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Aloe jucunda

Aloe jucunda is a dwarf Aloe up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall, with small, flat rosettes up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter.The leaves are…


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Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

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By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Vista, California(18 reports)

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On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Looks best in some shade in the desert (bleaches out in too much sun), but otherwise handles the heat and a little frost just fine! Good potted plant or something to cram in small spaces and let the suckers fill in the spaces between stones. Reliable flowers.

On Jan 13, 2005, salvia_lover from Modi'in,
Israel wrote:

this plant requires a minimum temperature of 50°F

On Mar 19, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

low growing branching shiny rosettes about 2" diameter - no information on cold hardiness but went through my winter here in southern California, fully exposed, with temps down to 29F without any damage at all. so, a pretty good aloe it seems for So Cal. Does best with some sun protection, but can acclimate to full, hot sun eventually- turns reddish to a sad brownish color in sunshine. and grows more slowly. Flowers on simple stalk a pale pink all year round. Leaves are speckled and extremely stiff and almost 'plastic-like' in consistency with very tiny teeth. Looks like a miniature Aloe hemmingii, and in fact, sometimes can be confused with one, particularly if a relatively large clone. Flowers virtually identical to hemmingii flowers.

I have many of these growing . read more in the yard, and so far, seems to do well in all situations except in full, hot, all day sun. those plants suffer a bit. Very easy species, and easy to find, too (commonly sold at outlet garden centers).

Temps near the bottom of this plant's range (zone 9b) will do significant damage, and plants exposed to the full brunt of a freeze without the benefit of any overhead protection at all will eventuallly turn to mush at about 25F.


Aloe jucunda

You may be familiar with Aloe jucunda, it’s a popular house plant that’s easy to care for. But in its native range – the very harsh environment on the upper slopes of the Ga’an Libah Plateau in northern Somalia – it is at risk of extinction.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.


Aloe jucunda can reach a height of about 35 cm. It has shiny, glossy, triangular, dark green leaves, usually about twelve, flecked with pale green spots, up to 4 cm long and 2–5 cm wide, with triangular teeth on the margins.

The inflorescences are single cylindrical clusters, about 35 cm high. The flowers are pale pink or coral pink, 20–30 mm.

This species is native to northern Somalia. A. jucunda occurs only in dry forests on limestone at altitudes from 1060 to 1680 meters, within a very restricted range about 30 km across on the Gaan Libah plateau. [1]

Due to its narrow range, occurrence in only three locations, and the continuing degradation of its habitat, A. jucunda is currently classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. [1]

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