Aloe striata

Aloe striata

This succulent grows to about 18″ tall and 2′ wide. The rosette has a two-dimensional array of almost triangular gray-green leaves, and thankfully, this Aloe is not protected by sharp spines. The leaf color can vary in color depending on the amount of sunlight, with more sun producing increasing amounts of pink, and shade leading to blues and greens. Each leaf has stripes running up the length.

When mature, flower stems emerge in late winter or early spring that are branched and have clusters of coral-red flowers. With pup over time.

Pronunciation: AL-oh stree-AH-tuh

Species Meaning: Striped

Aloe striata is native to Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa.

Cultivation Notes

Full sun to light shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant but can withstand more water than most, so long as it has good drainage. The leaves puff up more with additional water.

Propagation Notes

Separation of pups.

Additional Information

Widely distributed in the dry areas of the Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, growing from 800 to 7,300 feet in elevation.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P22013

Found in Compost Heap,

While it was meant to be hardy to Zone 9a, it did not make it through the winter at 22F. Possibly, the ground was too wet at the time. It was in the succulent trip within the garden of the giants.

We acquired this plant from Annies.

Family: Asphodelaceae

Genus: Aloe

Species: striata

Commonly known as: Coral Aloe, Cape Aloe

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Flowering
Succulent
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Spring
Dormancy:
Winter
Zone:
Zn9a - down to 20F
Benefits and Attracts:
Hummingbirds

Resistant to Deer.

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