Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe'
Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe' is a a beautiful succulent up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide, with large, up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, multi branched flower stalk with many small orange blooms. Blooms appear winter through spring. The leaves are a blue-grey with colored margins and have very small teeth on leaf edges. They can have purplish coloring near tips and reddish coloration along edge if given more sun.
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USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it's essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant
Aloe are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe
Often sold in the nursery trade as Aloe striata is actually a hybrid, likely between Aloe striata and Aloe maculata.
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More frost hardy than most Aloes, Aloe striata (Coral Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming beautiful rosettes of flat broad leaves. Pale gray-green, the fleshy leaves warm up to pink in full sun or take on blue-gray hues in the shade. Toothless, the leaves exhibit subtle narrow stripes along their length and transparent pinkish red margins. In late winter into early spring, clusters of brilliant coral flowers are borne 2ft. (60 cm) above the foliage on tall candelabra stems, brightening up the dull winter garden. Up to three branched inflorescences can arise from a single rosette. Offsets will slowly appear around the base and form a small colony. This plant makes a dramatic focal point in sunny borders or decorative containers.
Care Likes rich well draining soil or soil mix. Part shade to full sun most locations.
Offered as A small plant 6" above the soil line for mail order to all locations. Larger 5 gallon plants are available for shipping within the U.S.A. only or for pick-up.
Offered as A small plant 3"+ diameter by 4"+ tall above the soil line to all locations. Larger specimens are available within the U.S. only or for pick up at the nursery-click the link below for info.
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