Coral aloe

Aloe striata

Description

In recent years, the Coral aloe has become the most popular aloe in Inland Empire gardens, including the Chino Basin Demonstration Garden in Montclair. An attractive species that grows as a solitary plant to 1-2 ft. in size. Long, tapered and pale green leaves have distinctive parallel veins and smooth orange margins. Dense clusters of colorful coral to deep orange flowers occur for many weeks during winter and early spring on branched panicles 24-30 in. tall.

Coral aloe is cold tolerant to 24°F, it can be planted in sunny to partial shade garden locations. It can be grown in pots, around rocks, on banks and raised planters where it provides flowering character and attracts hummingbirds.

Plant Type: Aloe
Foliage Character: Succulent, Evergreen
Habit: Symmetrical, Solitary, Rigid, Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Drought, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Hummingbird plant
Height: 12 in. – 24 in.
Width: 12 in. – 24 in.

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