Aloe aristata "Lace Aloe"

To 8"

Hardy to Zone 10 (30F)

Part Sun


Lace aloe (a. aristata) is a very hardy and resiliant cultivar of hybrid aloe. It produces a tight cluster of thick, triangular leaves which are incredibly striking with their rows of white dots on a medium-green background. Each leaf is fringed and tipped with a single hair-like cilia which give a. aristata the lacy appearance it was named for. It flowers in the summer, with multiple peach colored flowers on a tall (up to 18") stalk.

Aloe plants produce rosettes of all shapes, sizes, and colors, but all share a few basic shapes. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, with pointed "teeth" growing along the sides. Aloe plants will not survive a hard freeze, but make attractive countainer plants that like bright indoor light during the winter and filtered sunlight if grown outdoors during the summer. Aloe grow best in a gritty, well-drained soil with deep but infrequent watering. Aloe reproduce by growing offsets from their base (though some spread more readily than others) which can be separated and planted on their own.