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Coral Aloe, Aloe striata.

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Coral Aloe, Aloe striata. Also called: Blouaalway (Blue Aloe), Gladdeblaaraalwyn (Smooth Leafed Aloe), Makaalwyn (Tame Aloe), Streepaalwyn (Stripe Aloe), Vaalblaaraalwyn (Pale Leaf Aloe). Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
Coral Aloe, Aloe striata.
Glendale, Arizona. February 5, 2008.
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Coral Aloe.
Aloe striata, Aloe Family (Aloaceae) sometimes in ( Asphodelaceae ), Coral Aloe. Also called: Blouaalway (Blue Aloe), Gladdeblaaraalwyn (Smooth Leafed Aloe), Makaalwyn (Tame Aloe), Streepaalwyn (Stripe Aloe), Vaalblaaraalwyn (Pale Leaf Aloe).

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Aloe striata is a succulent plant that grows to around 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. It has broad, pale gray - green leaves. The name "striata" refers to the longitudinal lines on the leaves of this species.

The leaves are gray - green, with a smooth attractive pinkish margin without any teeth edges. The flowers are orange to redish pink, large flowers, hanging loosely on a simple inflorescence arranged in a raceme of around 8 - 12 inches in height. It's flowers are produced in the winter.

Careful watering is required, plants are prone to rot if overwatered, especially in the winter months.

It is very pool friendly. Plants are stemless and form groups of a few rosettes.


Quick Notes:

Height: Height to about 18 inches. Spreading to about 24 inches.

Flowers: Bright-orange to pinkish-red flowers grow in a long raceme at the top of the flower stalk. On an inflorescence that is branched into 3 to 8 racemes, the racemes sre 8 inches to 16 inches in length. Flowers are 1 inch - 1 1/4 inch in length, tubular in shape and slightly upturned at the mouth.

Flowering Time: Phoenix Arizona, January - July.

Stems: Stemless, densely leaved rosette.

Fruit: The fruit is a triangular capsule containing numerous seeds.

Leaves: Smooth gray - green in color, narrow and oblong in shape, the leaf - margins have a smooth attractive pinkish margin without any teeth.

Found: Native to and widely distributed over the Eastern & South Western Cape province of South Africa. Growing from 800 to 7,300 feet in elevation.

Hardiness: Said to be hardy to 24F.

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Partial Shade

Elevation: 0 - 5,200 feet in Arizona..

Habitat: Sandy or gravelly, well-drained soil, dry rocky places and in scrub. Takes full sun. Best with some shade. A Xeriscape Landscape plant. Native to South Africa, It grows in stony soils on rocky hillsides in arid areas near the coast and the drier inland karoo areas.

Miscellaneous: Maintenance: Low. Photos Taken At Glendale, Arizona. Sumerwinds Nursery, February 05, 2008.

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