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Aloe aristata

Lace aloe

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aloe aristata (Lace aloe). This is a dwarf Aloe; it forms clumps of rosettes about 10cm high and 30cm wide. The leaves are deep green and tapered and they have white spots on the surface. The flowering panicles grow to about 60cm high and they hold orange-red blooms which open in autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Other common names

Torch plant

Origin

E.S. Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a loam-based potting mixture with added grit.

Propagation

By seed or offset.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs.

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