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Products > Aloe lineata var. muirii
 
Aloe lineata var. muirii
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 2-6 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe lineata var. muirii - A medium-sized clustering species that for many years forms tight 1 foot wide rosettes of yellow green leaves that have red longitudinal lines on both upper and lower leaf surfaces and along the margins that also bear prominent red teeth - in strong light the red lines seem to bleed into the green giving the leaves a brownish hue. In late winter to late spring arise the showy salmon-orange flowers on multiple, up to 4, unbranched stems from each rosette. The tight inflorescence has large fleshy bracts that hide the developing flower buds, which emerge and then hang downwards. Plant in full sun and irrigate occasionally to very little. This plant's native habitat in the Little Karoo is an area that gets some summer rainfall and plants seem tolerant of both drier conditions and regular summer irrigation. This plant's hardiness has not been well documented. It has survived undamaged to 25F but the species Aloe lineata (var. lineata) has proven hardy to around 20F and this variety is likely as hardy. Aloe lineata is very similar to some forms of Aloe glauca and some consider that the two species be combined. Our plants from seed collected at Herold by Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe lineata var. muirii
 
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