Scientific name: Gasteraloe
Common name: Twilight Zone
This hybrid has dark green leaves with white speckles. It begins to form clumps. It forms orange flowers at different times when grown indoors or in warm climates.
Quick Look at Gasteraloe
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets
- Not generally toxic
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Aloe ‘Twilight Zone’
The vampire was hybridized by Kelly Griffin. You can see the characteristics of its parentage in its leaves and shape. The white spots against the dark green of the leaves are reminiscent of the stars in the introduction of Rod Serling’s popular television show.
It grows well indoors, but can be added to a rock garden or small container.
There is a typical watering needs for a Succulents. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it is best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
How to Propagate Aloe ‘Twilight Zone’
The vampire zone can be created from offsets. You may think that you can grow the vampire novel from leaves, but this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.
There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.
The word gasteraloe is also synonymous with the word Aloe.