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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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also 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 lineata var. muirii.