aloe vera - climate?

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aloe vera - climate?

Post by Sand » Mon, 28 Feb 2000 04:00:00



I have an aloe vera plant that is simply too large for indoors (in my little
house, at least).  Does anyone know the climate in which aloes are okay
outdoors?  I live in TN.

Thanks!

Sandi
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aloe vera - climate?

Post by Bill Morg » Mon, 28 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> I have an aloe vera plant that is simply too large for indoors (in my little
> house, at least).  Does anyone know the climate in which aloes are okay
> outdoors?  I live in TN.

They're desert plants. I don't think they'd do too well outdoors in your clime.

Regards,
Bill

--

"Those who do not learn the lessons of science fiction are condemned to
live them."  

 
 
 

aloe vera - climate?

Post by Wendy B » Tue, 29 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>I have an aloe vera plant that is simply too large for indoors (in my little
>house, at least).  Does anyone know the climate in which aloes are okay
>outdoors?  I live in TN.

Aloe vera is a tropical plant. It can't take the weather in TN.

My aloe plant is also too large to keep on a windowsill. I bring mine into an
unheated glass-enclosed porch for the winter. If the temperature in the porch
might drop below freezing, I bring it inside. It is tolerant of the low light
conditions. However, in summer, it needs sun to "plump up" the leaves.

Wendy
Wilmington, DE (Zone 7)

 
 
 

aloe vera - climate?

Post by Jud » Wed, 01 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Aloe is definitely a desert plant.  We had some planted at my house in Tucson,
Arizona and it invaded everywhere.  Unfortunately, your winters in TN will be
too much for it.  

Judy
Working on a green thumb is C. Florida

 
 
 

aloe vera - climate?

Post by John T. Jarret » Fri, 03 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I left my aloe (about 2' in diameter) outside during a brief, snuck-up-on-me
light freeze and the outside leaves died right off. The inside is still fine
and growing great, though. But mine also won't tolerate very much direct
sun - the 'leaves' shrivel up and turn red. So, I keep it in the shade and
bring it indoors for freezes (and I mean freezes only -- a week of 35 lo and
50 hi didn't hurt it a bit that I can see).

John
Austin, Tx
Zone 8b


Quote:
> Aloe is definitely a desert plant.  We had some planted at my house in
Tucson,
> Arizona and it invaded everywhere.  Unfortunately, your winters in TN will
be
> too much for it.

> Judy
> Working on a green thumb is C. Florida