|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|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.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
8 In stock
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 orange 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
|Height after 10 years
|Season of interest