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ALOE striatula

A hardy aloe with attractive tall spikes of yellow flowers tinged red as they fade. Ideal for a hot dry sunny bank
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  • 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
  • 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) - under glass grow in loam-based compost (JI No. 2) with added sharp sand or perlite
  • Full sun
  • 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
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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