Karoo Aloe (Aloe longistyla) in the Aloes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
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.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 9, 2019 6:10 PM

Dwarf aloe with glaucous, erect to incurved leaves that have small white prickles or bumps. Solitary or offsetting at the base. Flowers are pink to coral-red and nice for the size of the plant. Fruit and seed are both quite large compared to the rosette. Named for the long exserted style of the flowers. Somewhat similar to Aloe peglerae but easily distinguished in flower. Very susceptible to the aloe mite.

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