Coral Aloe Striata
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and Habitat: South Africa
Also known as Coral Aloe, this is a fantastic sculptural aloe with broad silvery leaves with dark green stripes. It grows almost always as a single stemless rosette, usually about 25 cm tall and 45 cm diameter (but it can grow up to to 1 m in diameter in optimal conditions), older specimens may develop a short trunk.
Leaves: 5-20 x 20-50 cm, very fleshy, broad, spreading, smooth, with spineless margin, silvery to blue green that vary in colour depending on amount of sunlight; in very hot areas the foliage is reddish and in cool spots they will be bluish-green, leaves go pink in winter when it gets cold. They are softly striped with many grey-green lines running down the length of the foliage and are edged with a thin pink-orange incurved margin.
Flowers: Attractive coral red in tall flat-topped many-branching inflorescences (approx 60 x 60 cm).
Blooming season: Winter to mid-spring an flowers last up to three months.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Winter to mid-spring|
|Common Name||Coral aloe|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 11|
|Scientific Name||Coral Aloe Striata|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|