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Products > Aloe 'Snowstorm'
Aloe 'Snowstorm' - Snowstorm Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Aloe 'Doran Black' hybrid?)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Snowstorm' (Snowstorm) - A small clustering aloe with individual rosettes to 3 to 4 inches wide with short stiff triangular greenish bronze leaves that arch outwards and are decoratively overlaid by irregular bands of longitudinal white dashes and white teeth along the margins. It produces many offsets to form a dense clump and is free flowering with 12 to 18 inch spikes bearing 1 inch long orange tubular flowers. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to very little. Hardy to short duration temperatures of 25-30F but best protected from frost and its small size makes it easy to keep in a container and brought indoors to grow on a window sill or in other bright locations during the winter. This plant is somewhat similar looking to the patented cultivar called 'Blizzard', which has leaves oriented more upright while 'Snowstorm' has thicker and shorter leaves that lay flatter. Both of these hybrids were apparently bred by Renee O'Connell and first introduced by Altman Specialty Plants. We first received this plant in 2017 from Gregg DeChirico, then president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. 

This information about Aloe 'Snowstorm' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.