10 aloes to grow - Aloe striatula

Aloe striatula

Stripe-stemmed aloe

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Aloe striatula
  • Common name: Stripe-stemmed aloe
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Conservatory, House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Variegation

Aloe striatula is native to the mountains of South Africa, where summers are hot and dry, and winters are very cold. It’s therefore an incredibly hardy aloe, which can be grown outside all year round in most parts of the UK. It has a sprawling, scrambling habit and may even climb if given support. Its fleshy leaves are striped different shades of green. In summer it bears tall, dramatic flower spikes not dissimilar to those of kniphofia, and it eventually forms a branching, woody trunk. It’s perfect for growing in a dry, gravel garden, where you don’t have to worry about getting it through winter.

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Grow Aloe striatula in free-draining soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms and tidy up foliage when necessary. In very cold winters the foliage may shrivel but it quickly puts on new growth in spring.

How to grow Aloe striatula

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Aloe striatula and wildlife

Aloe striatula has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Aloe striatula poisonous?

Aloe striatula has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People