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Aloe striata ‘Ghost Aloe’

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Scientific Name

Aloe striata ‘Ghost Aloe’

Common Names

Ghost Aloe

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe striata ‘Ghost Aloe’ is a a beautiful succulent up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide, with large, up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, multi branched flower stalk with many small orange blooms. Growth is very compact compared to the large flower stalk. Blooms appear winter through spring. The leaves are a blue-grey with colored margins and have very small teeth on leaf edges. They can have purplish coloring near tips and reddish coloration along edge if given more sun.

Hardiness

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, it’s essential that Aloe is never 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

Aloe 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

Origin

Often sold in the nursery trade as Aloe striata is actually a hybrid, likely between Aloe striata and Aloe maculata.

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