Aloe Striata (Coral Aloe)

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This small, stemless aloe is a native of South Africa in the Eastern Cape Province and southern Namibia. The word ‘Striata’, which gives the species a name, means ‘stripes.’ This is about the longitudinal lines found on its leaves. Sometimes the lines are very faint, but they are always there.

Family:Asphodelaceae
Genus:Aloe
Scientific Name:Aloe striata
Other Names:Coral Aloe
Growth Season:Spring to autumn  
Preferred Temperature:It is one of the most cold-hardy aloes withstanding cold up to -6oC (25oF). Summer temperatures should be at least 10oC (50oF), and it can endure up to 35oC (95oF) and experience significant growth.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9-11
Average Mature Height & Width: It grows to about two feet high with a similar width.
Toxicity:This plant can be toxic to humans and pets when ingested.  
Aloe Striata Summary

Aloe Striata Physical Characteristics

One feature that causes this species to stand out in the genus is the lack of spines in its margins. It is stemless, so its shoot comprises only its leaf rosettes. Its blue-green leaves are wide and thick. Also, they have reddish lines on the margins, whereas other plants in the genus would have spines.

The leaves are lanceolate and grooved, and the ones on the lower part of the plant run almost parallel to the ground except for a few irregular curves. 

It produces flat-topped branching inflorescence from beautiful coral-red flowers in winter, thus brightening your garden. 

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