Lace Aloe (Aristaloe aristata) in the Aloes Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Aristaloe aristata Accepted
Aloe aristata Synonym

Also sold as:
Gasteria aristata

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 23, 2017 7:47 PM

Small, usually suckering South African aloe with green leaves that taper to a dry terminal bristle. Dotted with white tubercles. Looks like a Haworthia. Often a resident of high altitudes, and unusually cold tolerant for an aloe. Somewhat susceptible to rot in cultivation (grow on the dry side with excellent drainage). Large orange-red flowers for the size of the plant, and often a repeat bloomer. Frequent parent of hybrids in cultivation.

Recently moved from Aloe to a new monotypic genus, Aristaloe, based on a 2014 molecular analysis of phylogeny which places it close to Tulista (former Haworthia spp.) and Gonialoe (former Aloe spp.).

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What kind of aloe is this? by Jesse_ Jan 29, 2019 8:37 AM 5
'Show Your Aloes Here' by Stush2019 Feb 11, 2019 11:48 PM 204
What is this? by Iknownothingaboutpla May 6, 2018 3:13 PM 1
Plant ID by Captain_Sasquatch Mar 20, 2018 9:44 AM 4
Yellowing and dry leaves. Gasteria arist. by PleaseGrow Feb 28, 2018 6:54 PM 15
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Feb 15, 2019 7:03 PM 3,753

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