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 Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Dark green leaves with soft white spines on the edges. Small white dots cover the leaves.
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange-red to coral
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Year Round
Inflorescence Height: Up to 20 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Other Beneficial Insects: Blooms are nectar rich, but the nectar contains a bee repellent, so nectar is harvested by birds.
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Squirrels
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
Offsets
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
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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

Small, usually suckering aloe from South Africa and Lesotho with green leaves that taper to a dry terminal bristle. Dotted with white tubercles. Looks like a Haworthia. Often found at 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. A 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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