Hardy aloe

Aloe striatula | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A mountaineering Aloe that can scale a dull wall.

Aloe striatula or hardy aloe is a climbing plant from the mountains of South Africa. It grows up to two metres in height. The stem is light green with darker green stripes running up the length of it. The fleshy leaves are dark green with white teeth along the edges. It grows lots of cones of yellowy orange flowers at the top of the stems. This aloe is one of the hardiest, it will grow in just about any conditions and will even survive some frost. It's one of the best aloe choices for a colder climate. It will though grow best in a warm spot with good soil drainage.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.5 - 2
Spread [m]
  • 2
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Branching
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-11
Heat zone
  • unknown
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - 4
Heat days
  • 0
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • Exotic
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years