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Aloe aristata

Lace aloe

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

Aloe aristata

Plant details

The lace aloe, Aloe aristata, is a low-growing evergreen perennial native to South Africa. It forms rosettes of fleshy, lance-shaped, softly spined green leaves with white spots. In autumn tubular, orange-red flowers appear on long stems. Although hardier than many aloes, as it is native to warmer regions, it's best grown as a houseplant or in a greenhouse. Aloe aristata grows best in full sun, in sandy, free-draining compost, such as cactus compost. Water sparingly and avoid watering in the dormant period (September to March).

Family: Aloaceae

Genus: Aloe

Species: aristata

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: May to June

Flowering period: September to November


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