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Aloe Species, Coral Aloe, Cape Aloe

Aloe striata

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: striata (stree-AH-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Aloe albocincta
Synonym:Aloe hanburiana
Synonym:Aloe paniculata
Synonym:Aloe rhodocincta
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Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage


Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:



6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Carefree, Arizona

Gilbert, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona(2 reports)

Queen Creek, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Bostonia, California

Clayton, California

El Macero, California

Fairfield, California

Fresno, California

Hayward, California

Long Beach, California

Mission Viejo, California

Norwalk, California

Pittsburg, California

Reseda, California

Riverside, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

San Marino, California

Sonoma, California

Spring Valley, California

Stockton, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Valley Center, California

Vista, California(19 reports)

Melbourne, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

Metairie, Louisiana

Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes

Austin, Texas

Brady, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Portland, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 24, 2018, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I had one from 2011 until the super-cold winter of early 2018. Surely one of the best aloes: one of the least spiny, one of the most ornamentally-decorated, one of the most tolerant of overwatering, and very cold-hardy to boot. Owning one is a no-brainer. Too bad they're almost impossible to find for sale here in Louisiana. If I lived in zone 10 or 11 I'd plant one in the ground. Maybe I'll even try that here in zone 9.


On Sep 1, 2016, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I'm seeing more of this- or a hybrid- used in landscaping then ever before. Some are large resembling Agava guiengola in looks and nearly in size.
I have what I think is more of the type,a moderate grower and with many competing C&S and good drainage,It can wilt fairly fast. I never seem to able to get it to the "fully open" look,or that's what this particular plant just does?
It might even prefer part shade inland.
Still,the color is very pleasing to the eye,kind of relaxing and does deserve a prominent spot in the landscape.


On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Aloe striata does well in the ground in my garden and is quite frost hardy, having survived down to 24F with no protection. One specimen is over 20 years old and blooms regularly. It was planted in strong shade and has "moved" itself a foot or so away (via stalk extension and curvature) to get more sun. It receives bi-weekly flood irrigation. A second specimen in strong afternoon summer sun is only watered once a month, but does fine.


On Apr 27, 2014, Baja_Costero from Baja California,
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:

Tough aloe with nice orange flowers in a multibranched inflorescence. Looks especially good in groups. Many plants under this name are hybrids with spotted leaves, marginal teeth, and/or a suckering habit. Flowers can be prone to aloe mite. Foliage changes color depending on exposure, season, and stress. Tolerates drought but looks better when given occasional water.


On Sep 8, 2008, baiissatva from Dunedin,
New Zealand wrote:

Very attractive, and with its blushing colours and idiosyncratic form, its a great addition to a massed collection of different aloes.
If you have wet conditions, this is the aloe for you- provided the drainage is ok, this guy just gets fatter and better looking with abundant moisture.
Seems to take mild to medium frosts quite well, this is a cheerful and rewarding species, so pretty that it seems too easy to grow!
Winter 09 update- looks like I spoke too soon. See pics of my A Striata and a Striata (?) hybrid suffering frost damage after being planted out during a colder than normal winter. Doh. Nothing fatal, but learn from my mistake- in new beds, take care or frost can catch them out.

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On Mar 31, 2005, Xenomorf from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Whatever the other species is that the Aloe striata was crossbred with caused it to have some teeth on the leaf margins.


On Jan 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Relatively common aloe with nice fall color of leaves- blue-green fading to a pinkish. Leaves have striations along their length (hence the name). Leaves also have a fine whitish border along the edges and no teeth to speak of. Has a coral colored flower branching but only at the very end of a tall, thin stalk- usually one flower stalk per plant. Suckering aloe- can spread but slowly. Leaves very wide, flat, short and spineless margins. Note, you may see a lot of toothed aloes that look exactly like this one, and may even be identified as such by a nursery or botanical garden- they are hybrids, however.

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