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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Aloe striata Accepted
Aloe striata subsp. striata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt 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.
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 25, 2016 6:56 PM

Tough solitary aloe with pretty orange flowers in a multibranched inflorescence. Looks especially good in groups. Many plants sold under this name are actually hybrids, with spotted leaves, marginal teeth, and/or a suckering habit (none of these features are observed with striata). Flowers can be prone to aloe mite. Foliage changes color depending on exposure, season, and stress. This plant tolerates drought but looks better when given occasional water.

There's a number of species related to striata which differ in various ways (leaf margins, spots, inflorescence shape, flower color) but these plants are generally much less common. One that has shown up relatively often in recent years is Aloe karasbergensis, which has pale gray leaves and makes a pyramidal, not flat-topped inflorescence.

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