General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 8 inches
Plant Spread: Up to 10 inches or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Dark green leaves with soft white teeth on the edges. Small white dots cover the leaves.
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange-red to coral
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Year Round
Inflorescence Height: Up to 20 inches
Foliage Mound Height: approximately 8 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Blooms are nectar rich, but the nectar contains a bee repellent, so nectar is harvested by birds.
Resistances: Deer Resistant
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 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Lace Aloe
  • Guinea-Fowl Aloe
  • Serelei
  • Langnaaldaalwyn
  • Umathithibala
  • Aloe
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Aristaloe aristata
  • Synonym: Aloe aristata
Also sold as:
  • Gasteria aristata

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Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-09-14
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-03
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-08-09
Location: Fairfax, VA
so cute
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-01-04
Early winter
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: August 2, 2020
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-01-12
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-13
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-01-03
Growing outdoors in the Willamette Valley, OR, zone 8.
Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Greenhouse
Date: 2019-06-28
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-05
6 inch pot, full sun

Date: 2018-09-10
Photo by indoorplants
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-09-09
Raised white tubercles on lower leaf surface
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-06-07
Location: Kalama, wa
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Date: 2016-09-14
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-07-03
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-08-07

photo by:  John Jearrard

Date: 2023-05-27
Photo by Snapdragon0305
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-09-21
3 gallon (10 inch) pot

Date: 2018-01-22
Potted with an aloe and a crassula
Location: Holmes Beach FL
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-06-06
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-03-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-10-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-18
Terminal bristle
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-07-06

Date: 2020-03-01
Multiple plants at  a market
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-05-22
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-03
Cold Hardy Form
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-07-06
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Longwood Gardens
credit: Raul654

Date: 2021-08-07
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania 
Date: 2023-02-26
Lace Aloe
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-01-12

Date: 2015-01-22
I believe this is gasteria aristata though there is no name on th
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-18
Upper leaf surface has much fewer spines
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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 23, 2017 7:47 PM concerning plant:
    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. The rosette has a very different form depending on exposure, from open (50% shade) to clenched shut (full sun).

    Somewhat susceptible to rot in cultivation (grow on the dry side with excellent drainage and strong light).

    Large orange-red flowers for the size of the plant, and often a repeat bloomer. A frequent parent of hybrids in cultivation. Stoloniferous.

    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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