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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Aloe can be mat-forming or shrubby evergreen perennials, with rosettes of fleshy leaves and small tubular flowers in racemes or panicles
A. striatula is an evergreen succulent with bushy, scrambling stems. The stems and leaf sheaths are striped light and dark green. Yellow racemes of flowers with protruding orange stamens are produced on spikes 40cm high in summer
S. Africa, Lesotho
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Outdoors, grow in a sharply-draining soil in full sun. Under glass grow in a sharply-draining loam based compost (JI No2) with extra sand or perlite. Water freely during the growth period from spring to autumn, and more sparingly when dormant during the winter. Outdoors protect from excessive winter wet. As an endemic of high-altitude habitats in South Africa, if given very sharp drainage is hardy in average winters throughout much of the UK, except the far north
Propagate by seed in spring at 21°C or from stem cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural Rock Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning None required
Pests scale insects and mealybugs can be a problem under glass
Generally disease free, except in wet or poorly-drained soils where it can be susceptible to root rot
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