Aloe striata Haw.
Aloe albocincta, Aloe hanburiana, Aloe paniculata, Aloe rhodocincta
Aloe striata is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of flat, broad, pale gray-green leaves that vary in color depending on the amount of sunlight. The foliage is pinkish in full sun, while in more shaded spots, it is often bluish-green. The leaves have notable dark, narrow lines running longitudinally and toothless pale reddish, nearly transparent margins. In late winter into early spring, emerge up to three 2 foot (60 cm) tall stems that branch and hold clusters of coral-red flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes.
Aloes are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
Native to South Africa.
Subspecies and Cultivars
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