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Plant Guide

Aloe striata

Common Name
Coral Aloe
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Succulent
Size
18” high, 2’ wide
Flower Color
Bright Orange
Bloom Time
  • Winter
Leaves
Blue-green with Coral Margin
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Rarely Damaged
Wildlife Value
  • Butterfly Larval Host Plant
  • Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Moderate
Hardiness
Semi-hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
  • Showy Flowers
  • Specimen
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Well Drained
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

Beautiful aloe with upturned leaves that take on reddish hues in very hot areas.  Hardy to 25 degrees.

Master Gardener Comments

It’s nice to have such a beautiful winter bloomer in your garden.  The gorgeous red orange blooms will always bring out the hummers.  It’s nice as a solitary plant, repeated or planted in a grouping.

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