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

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
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 page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis.