Aloe Striatula

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Aloe Striatula

$4.90 / packet

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Description

Aloe striatula, commonly known as the Hardy Tiger Aloe, stands as a spirited and resilient succulent within the Asphodelaceae family. This Aloe species captivates with its distinctive striped leaves and impressive flower spikes, embodying both grace and tenacity. The Hardy Tiger Aloe boasts slender, sword-shaped leaves adorned with distinctive longitudinal stripes, creating a visually striking effect. These leaves, arranged in a rosette, contribute to the plant's ornamental appeal. During the summer months, Aloe striatula puts on a radiant display with the emergence of tall, branching flower spikes. The tubular, orange-yellow flowers, arranged in clusters, attract pollinators and add a burst of color to the landscape. Aloe striatula typically reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters), forming a clumping habit. Its moderate size and architectural structure make it an excellent choice for succulent gardens, container plantings, or as a focal point in rockeries. The plant's adaptability to a variety of well-drained soils enhances its versatility in different gardening settings. Native to the mountainous regions of South Africa. Its resilience to drought and its preference for full sun make it well-suited for xeriscaping projects. Beyond its native habitat, Aloe striatula has found popularity among succulent enthusiasts worldwide for its ease of cultivation. Aloe striatula holds cultural significance in traditional medicine. Various aloe species, including Aloe striatula, have been utilized for their purported medicinal properties. The plant's adaptability and striking appearance have also contributed to its inclusion in gardens designed for water conservation and low-maintenance landscaping.

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

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Key Facts

Family:Asphodelaceae

Common name:Hardy Tiger Aloe

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:90cm-1.2m

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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