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Striped-Stemmed Aloe

Aloiampelos striatula

Also known as

Drakensberg-Vuurpylaalwyn (Afr.), Hardy Aloe, Drakensberg Shrub Aloe, Stripe-Sheathed Narrow-Leaved Aloe

Aloe striatula 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Striped-Stemmed Aloe Overview

Evergreen succulent species that can grow up to 2.5m tall, with a bushy habit. Leaf sheaths and stems have dark green stripes and this species produces striking yellow flowers. These are tubular in shape, they rise above the plant in spring and are present through summer. Can flower throughout the year in mild climates. It is very tolerant towards drought, but can also withstand temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celcius.

Common problems with Striped-Stemmed Aloe

Generally pest free, but scale insects may attack under some conditions. Root rot may occur where plants are overwatered.

    Striped-Stemmed Aloe Companion Plants

    Felicia aethiopica, Gazania krebsiana

    How to harvest Striped-Stemmed Aloe

    Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.

    How to propagate Striped-Stemmed Aloe

    Seed

    Sow seeds during summer months in sandy soil. Germination will take place within a few weeks. Keep seedlings' soil moist and well-drained.

    Cuttings

    Take stem cuttings during summer months and allow to dry for a few hours before planting in a rooting medium. Keep roots moist, but do not overwater.

    Special features of Striped-Stemmed Aloe

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Striped-Stemmed Aloe

    Ornamental, architectural, rock gardens, containers, gravel gardens.