Aloe aristata

Aloe aristata

Aloe

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aloe aristata
  • Common name: Aloe
  • Plant type: Cactus or succulent
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 20cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Aloe aristata

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, 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).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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