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Aristaloe aristata
  • RHS AGM

lace aloe

An evergreen perennial to 20cm forming rosettes of fleshy lance-shaped leaves spotted with white and tipped with a soft white spine, with tubular, orange-red flowers 4cm in length in panicles to 50cm in length in autumn

Other common names
torch plant
Synonyms
Aloe aristata
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Botanical details
Family
Asphodelaceae
Native to the UK
No
Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with added extra grit. Water moderately when in growth; very sparingly when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times in the growing season

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown with heat as soon as ripe or from offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get scale insects and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free

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