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Products > Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis
Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis - Karasburg Coral Aloe

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [A.karasbergensis]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis (Karasburg Coral Aloe) - This rosette-forming succulent grows to 2-3 feet tall by as wide with soft curved pale blue-green leaves that have dark reddish striations and in full sun the leaves take on a pink cast. Though often solitary, with age this plant can form clumps from suckers at the base of the rosettes. The branched inflorescense holds dark pink to red flowers in mid to late winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate infrequently. Considered hardy to frost if soils are fairly dry. This species comes from the Great Karashberg Range in Northern Cape to South-Namibia, one of the most arid regions of South Africa, but in cultivation it can tolerate more water - but when over irrigated or in heavy soils the leaves will split open. Great for pot culture or in the dry garden. The description above is based on our research and observations of this plant growing in our nursery and in our own and other Santa Barbara gardens. We would appreciate hearing from anyone who has additional information or disagrees with what we have written.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis.