Aloe aristata, Aristaloe



Native to South Africa the Aristaloe plant is a compact and semi-hardy succulent that grows rosettes of triangular shaped leaves. These leaves are dark green, covered with tiny white bumps and topped with a white spine. During the summer mature plants can produce tube shaped orange or red flowers. This succulent can grow up to 8″ tall and 6″ wide, needs full to partial sunlight, and well-drained soil. This succulent thrives in bright indirect light indoors or light afternoon shade outdoors. Being slightly cold hardy, this plant can survive temperature as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, but only for a short period of time. The hardiness zones of the Aristaloe are zones 7-10. This plant will not need repotting often; only every couple years to prevent rootbound. Repot in the spring to a new pot a few inches larger in diameter.