AWARD

ALOE striatula

A hardy aloe with attractive tall spikes of yellow flowers tinged red as they fade. Ideal for a hot dry sunny bank
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrow leaves to 25cm (10in) long with small, white-toothed margins towards the stem tips
  • Yellow
  • Height
    To 50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Succulent
    Clump-forming subshrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

ALOE striatula

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, mealybugs
    Place of origin
    Lesotho, South Africa
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal, cylindrical racemes 10-15cm (4-6in) long of flowers 4-5cm (1½-2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
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Aloe - Care Guide

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