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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  • 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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