Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe'


Scientific Name

Aloe striata 'Ghost Aloe'

Common Names

Ghost Aloe

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

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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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

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

Origin

Often sold in the nursery trade as Aloe striata is actually a hybrid, likely between Aloe striata and Aloe maculata.

Links

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  • Succulentopedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus

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Coral Aloe

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.

  • Grows up to 18 in. tall and wide (45 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy or gravelly, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Water moderately throughout the year, but more sparingly in winter. In the growing season feed a balanced liquid fertilizer 2 or 3 times. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, hedges, coastal gardens, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Ideal as an accent plant in sunny borders or in decorative containers.
  • Deer resistant. The flowers produce nectar and are attractive to birds and bees
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for scale insects and mealybugs.
  • Native to South Africa


Aloe striata hybrid ghost aloe

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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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