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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 lance-shaped, 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
  • Additional Features - 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) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil -
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Aloe - Care Guide

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