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)
5 years to reach maturity
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
Sow seeds during summer months in sandy soil. Germination will take place within a few weeks. Keep seedlings' soil moist and well-drained.
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
Other uses of Striped-Stemmed Aloe
Ornamental, architectural, rock gardens, containers, gravel gardens.