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common name: Coral Aloe, Hardy Aloe
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Branching bushy, suckering habit with rosettes of recurved, succulent, dark-green leaves edged with white marginal teeth. The stem sheaths are distinctly striped white and green. Many beautiful yellow-orange flower spikes in summer.
Likes a well drained, gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.
Probably the hardiest Aloe species, surviving several degrees of frost. Even if the top growth is damaged by very low temperatures, it will often re-shoot from the roots.
Can be pruned to shape and reduce size.
By separation of suckers or stem cuttings. Also from seed, but can be slow.
Exotic and Mediterranean gardens, coastal plantings, large containers
pronounced: AL-oh stree-AH-tew-luh