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Aloe 'Lavender Star' - Griffin Lavender Star Hybrid 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 (Aloes)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (complex hybrid)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Lavender Star' - A wild looking very small aloe that forms a cluster of upright 6 inch tall by 1 foot wide rosettes of wedge-shaped dark green leaves dotted with red tubercle points on the upper leaf surface and with decorative reddish teeth along the margins. The orange flowers rise up above the foliage in winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and give occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 25 F. Makes a great potted specimen or windowsill plant. This is one of the new Kelly Griffin fancy-foliage hybrids that is being sold by Xeric Growers Nursery. As with many of Kelly's hybrids, this plant involves the crossing of several species over a number of generations. Xeric Growers notes that the "lilac infused leaves with a wonderful touchable texture combine to make this cute plant a star." Our plants and images from Xeric Growers Nursery. This was a very nice looking plant and we offered it for a couple years (2013-2014) but it seemed to be a magnet for aloe mite, so we discontinued growing it.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting 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 'Lavender Star'.