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Lace Aloe

Aristaloe aristata

Also known as

Torch Plant

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Lace Aloe Overview

Aristaloe aristata is a small compact evergreen perennial from the Asphodelaceae family. This dwarf succulent plant produces fleshy lance-shaped leaves covered in small white spots and tipped with soft white spines. Commonly known by the names Lace Aloe and Torch Plant, this plant was previously placed in the Aloe genus and known as Aloe aristata. It forms rosettes measuring around 10cm in height and 30cm in diameter. The striking, nectar-rich, tubular red-orange flowers are borne on stems up to 60cm tall, the blooms can attract birds, bees, and wasps. This species is planted worldwide as a garden specimen and as a houseplant in temperate climates. It is drought-resistant. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Common problems with Lace Aloe

How to propagate Lace Aloe


Sow seeds as soon as ripe and matured.


Large number of offsets form over time which can be separated in spring, or early summer, and replanted preferably with a few roots attached.

Special features of Lace Aloe

Attracts birds

Attracts birds when in flower.

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees and wasps when in flower.

Drought resistant

Can go for long periods without water.

Indoor plant

Other uses of Lace Aloe