Aloe Species, Coral Aloe, Hardy Aloe

Aloe striatula

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: striatula (stree-AT-yew-luh) (Info)
Synonym:Aloe aurantiaca
Synonym:Aloe cascadensis
Synonym:Aloe macowanii
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Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fremont, California

Hayward, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Portland, Oregon

Pflugerville, Texas

Bonney Lake, Washington

Seattle, Washington

White Center, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 10, 2016, edgeplot from Seattle, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hardy in southeast Seattle, Zone 8b. Thrives with good drainage and moderate summer watering.


On Sep 2, 2011, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dead at 16f after a 3-day freeze.


On Feb 25, 2010, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall,
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is really the only tall-growing aloe that is reliably hardy in the milder parts of the UK., and I have seen this plant survive -9 C in Southampton. The other hardy species i.e aristata and possibly polyphylla are stemless. My plants are starting to outgrow their welcome, forming thickets six feet across, and I had to drastically prune them this year.

The only damage is caused by slugs.

Not the best-looking aloe, with a straggly habit and dark dull leaves with small teeth. Stems will reach over three feet, but tend to collapse. The best way to keep this plant looking good is to cut back stems when they reach two feet, promoting a tidy-ish looking bush.

Cuttings root easily even in winter, and it produces masses of yellow and orange flowe... read more


On Jun 9, 2004, vivou83 from Draguignan,
France wrote:

Aloe striatula grows in USDA 9a ( ~-7C)
in my garden


On Dec 16, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a slender suckering aloe that forms clumps/hedges. It has green, slender leaves (for an aloe) and smooth 1-2' stems about 1" in diameter. Looks a lot like a slender form of Aloe arborescens with smaller rosettes of only barely recurved bright green leaves. Can become a large shrub up to 6' tall and many yards wide. Flowers in winter or spring are simple with pendulous yellow floral parts along the flower spikes. One of the few flowers that can flower in zone 9a, as the flowers seem as resistant to the cold as the entire plant. South African native.