Torch Plant, Lace Aloe
|There are more than 300 species of Aloe, plus many hybrids, ranging in height from 6 inches to 18 feet. Native to arid lands, they require little water or care. Juice from the thick, pointed, sharply toothed leaves of some species is used in medicines. However, all Alow leaves are toxic if eaten, so grow plants away from children. The green or lightly blotched leaves usually grow in compact rosettes or occasionally in spirals. Their lilylike flowers bloom atop tall spikes. Some types bloom every month. Drought-tolerant, they prefer frost-free climates and dislike wet winters. Easy to care for, as long as they get good drainage and enough sun. Remove flower stalks and old leaves after flowering.
Stemless, dense rosettes of 4-inch leaves with raised, soft white teeth make this dwarf species a favorite for edging, in rock gardens, in pots, and as ground cover. A flower stalk grows to almost 2 feet and produces orange-red blooms in early summer.
Attributes - Aloe aristata
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Mid Winter through Early Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.
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