|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
6 In stock
Originating from South Africa
A fleshy, clump-forming, evergreen succulent with rosettes of densely packed, dark green leaves. These have soft marginal teeth and white spots, especially on the re-curved undersides. In summer it produces branched panicles of red-hot-poker-like tubular orange/red flowers. Aloe aristata produces offsets freely and in time forms great clumps. It will take several degrees of frost and has survived many winters outdoors at the nursery but not winter 2010/11.
Grow in sharply drained gritty compost in full sun.
Height and Spread after 2-3 years 30 x 40cm
|Height after 10 years|
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