• Aloe aristata
  • Aloe aristata - beautiful coral-orange flowers
  • Aloe aristata - a very tough plant ...
  • Aloe aristata - frost and snow tolerant in winter
    Aloe aristata - emerging flower bud
    Aloe aristata - drought tolerant in summer
    Aloe aristata - flowering freely
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata
    Aloe aristata

Aloe aristata

Bearded Aloe, Hardy Aloe, Torch Aloe, Torch Plant, Lace Aloe, Guinea-Fowl Aloe
Size: ex 10cm pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99
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Quick Overview

  • Hardy frost-tolerant Aloe
  • Clump-forming
  • Coral-orange flowers
  • Drought resistant

Description

Native to the alti-montane grasslands of the Drakensberg and Malutis mountains in Lesotho where it grows up to an altitude of 7500 feet and protected in the Drakensberg Ukhahlamba National Park along Lesotho’s border with South Africa, Aloe aristata has become increasingly rare in the wild through harvesting. It is also found in the Karoo, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Aloe aristata is an extremely tough aloe, hardy in most parts of the UK and capable of surviving extremes of both cold and wet during the bleakest winter months. I have grown it outdoors for many years and have yet to experience a winter that has succeeded in killing it although several tried very hard. I once left two large pots of Aloe aristata on my roof for three years - completely unattended, uncared for and totally neglected. They experienced no watering other than rain whenever it happened to fall. During the summer months they experienced severe drought and heat-wave and during the winter they experienced several feet of snow and severe frosts with temperatures down to -14 C. They also had all the winter rain to contend with. They survived - a little worse for wear - but very much alive. These aloes are hard to kill!

Left to their own devices they quickly form a large clump and are very effective in a large xeriphytic landscape if planted en masse about two feet apart, so that as the clumps grow and spread they form an expansive globular carpet.

They flower freely in the summer and the soft-orange flowers are a wonderful addition to the arid garden.

The substrate should be very well-drained with lots of shingle and sharp sand with just a little potting mix or soil added.

Customer Reviews

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Great plant Review by Jazza13
This is my second aristata bought because the first one looked lonely. (Posted on 17/05/2019)
Lovely aloe Review by Jazza1e
Good looking plant with a young plant growing alongside. (Posted on 23/04/2019)
The hardy aloe Review by Ferdinand
Next year will be the birth of my outdoor aloe collection and this kick started it.
A good fistful sized plant, very compact growth. (Posted on 17/11/2018)
My first Aloe Review by Chris
What a stunning little Aloe this is. Really healthy plant and root system and a real eye catcher. (Posted on 31/08/2016)
excellent Review by james
excellent plant excellent condition what a plant for the price who could ask for anything more (Posted on 11/03/2016)

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Aloe aristata

Bearded Aloe, Hardy Aloe, Torch Aloe, Torch Plant, Lace Aloe, Guinea-Fowl Aloe
Size: ex 10cm pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99
  • Buy 2 for £6.50 each and save 8%

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