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ALOE aristata

Commonly known as Lace aloe, Torch plant

Fleshy green lance-shaped leaves each tipped with a soft white spine. Forms a tight rosette to 20cm. Tubular orange-red flowers in autumn on long stems. Tolerates light frost given good drainage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Forms rosettes of minutely toothed dark green leaves 8-10cm (3-4in) long
  • Orange
  • Height
    To 12cm (4¾in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Succulent
    Stemless, clump-forming succulent
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

ALOE aristata

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Reclassed recently as Aristaloe aristata
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, mealybugs
    Place of origin
    Eastern and southern South Africa
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles to 50cm (20in) long of cylindrical flowers to 4cm (1½in) long
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Free draining sandy soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    People and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, notably dogs, cats and rabbits
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Aloe - Care Guide

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