Aloe ‘Doran Black’


Hybridizer: Dick Wright

Description: Named after the late nurseryman Doran Black, who ran Black’s House of Cactus in Stanton, this hybrid by Dick Wright is perhaps one of his most mis-labeled ones, incorrectly called ‘Dorian Black’. Its white conjoined marginal spines and dense, raised white tubercles have made this aloe a popular starting point for hybridists. A complex cross of aloe species, including A. albiflora, A. bakeri, A. descoingsii and A. juvenna, it favors a warm or protected greenhouse environment devoid of cold and wet conditions.