|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.|
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Originating from South Africa
A vigorous, rambling, evergreen, succulent perennial forming a large clump of rosettes of spiny silver/grey, pointed leaves. It produces poker-like racemes of yellow flowers in summer and a mature plant can be a dazzling sight with scores of flowers. Bees find the flowers very attractive too. Grown in gritty, well-drained compost, Aloe striatula is a pretty tough succulent and has survived harsh winters here at the nursery. In winter 2009/10 the growth was cut back to ground level but new growth re-emerged in late spring and re-growth was rapid.
Aloe striatula needs very sharply drained soil or compost if grown in a pot and full sun. If it’s not knocked back by frost it will need regular pruning to maintain a compact shape. A piece of horticultural fleece will protect growth from frost in all but the severest winters.
Height and spread after 4-5 years 60cm x 1m
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