Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe'
Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of blue-grey leaves with colored margins and small teeth on the leaf edges. The rosettes grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter. Many small orange flowers appear on a multi-branched, up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall stalk in winter through spring. They can have purplish coloring near tips and reddish coloration along the edge if given more sun.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloes are very forgiving plants, 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. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant
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 divide the root ball carefully. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
Often sold in the nursery trade as Aloe striata, this succulent is actually a hybrid, likely between Aloe striata and Aloe maculata.
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