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5 years to reach maturity
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.
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 when in flower.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and wasps when in flower.
Can go for long periods without water.
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