Aloe barberae x dichotoma

Fleshy green leaves of the top of the Aloe Hercules.
Beautiful trunk of the Aloe Hercules.
Flower stalks beginning to emerge.

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The Aloe Hercules is a perennial Aloe Tree. Aloe barberae and Aloe dichotoma are its mother plants. A moderate grower, this hybrid matures faster than the Aloe barberae. This succulent sports a showy, thick trunk (pictured above). Blooming season typically occurs in late spring to early summer. Yellowish-red to salmon pink flowers emerge in a grand show on spikes (pictured above). Pollinators are birds.

Happily, water needs are low (drought tolerant). Perfect candidate for xeriscaping, mediterranean gardens and rockeries. Hardy down to 25 degrees F. Easily cultivated in the ground or in containers as long as soil is well draining. Full sun required. Tolerates poor soil containing spines, thorns, rocks etc...Makes a stunning and striking focal point to any garden or patio.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 11
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
20' - 40' (dependent on growing conditions)
Mature Width: 
15' - 20' (dependent on growing conditions)
Latin Name: 
Aloe barberae x dichotoma
Common Name: 
Hercules Aloe, Aloe Hercules

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RoboCop (1987)
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