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 inflorescences hold 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.
We grew this attractive plant from 2006 until 2019. For more information on the species, which we continue to grow see Aloe striata.
Information about Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.