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Coral Aloe

Aloe striata

Also known as

Blouaalwyn, Koraalaalwyn (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11a-11b

USDA zone

4°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

This species is not only popular for the bright coral red, tubular flowers, but also for its attractive strap-shaped, blue-green foliage. Leaves are attractively marked with narrow, darker lines along their length and pink colouring along the margins. The nectar produced from the flowers attracts insects and sunbirds, making it the ideal solution to liven up the home garden. It fits well in shallow, stony soils and rocky hills. Easily cultivated under a wide variety of climatic conditions and can withstand drought. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems

This species is subject to attack by aloe snout weevil, white scale and probe to aloe rust. Healthy plants are rarely susceptible.

    Harvesting

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

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sow in well-drained soil and cover lightly with fine sand.

    Special Features

    Attracts birds

    Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers during winter months.

    Drought resistant

    Can survive for extended periods without being watered.

    Attracts useful insects

    Bees and butterflies are attracted by the flower-nectar.

    Attractive flowers

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