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Care of the succulent plant Aloiampelos striatula or Hardy aloe.

Care of the succulent plant Aloiampelos striatula or Hardy aloe

The genus Aloiampelos, family Asphodelaceae, includes 7 species of succulent plants native to South Africa. The species are: Aloiampelos striatula, Aloiampelos ciliaris (Aloe ciliaris), Aloiampelos commixta, Aloiampelos tenuior (Aloe tenuior), Aloiampelos decumbens, Aloiampelos juddii, Aloiampelos gracilis.

Common names: Striped-stemmed aloe, Hardy aloe. Scientific synonym: Aloe striatula. This species is native to the Karoo region, South Africa.

They are climbing succulent plants that reach 2 meters in height. The fleshy rosette leaves are recurved, dark green with darker spots, and have small white teeth on the margins. The showy yellow or orange flowers appear in erect clusters. They bloom in late summer and early fall.

They are used on sunny slopes, in rockeries, next to a wall, as isolated specimens and in pots for patios and terraces.

The Aloiampelos striatula prefers full sun exposure and a hot, dry climate. Frost resistant to -10 ºC.

The soil can be a normal garden soil with plenty of coarse sand and a little compost. The pot transplant is done in early spring.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They resist drought well.

Fertilize with a little compost in early spring.

Prune withered inflorescences and dry leaves.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated by cuttings in summer or spring and from seeds sown in spring.

Images of the succulent plant Aloiampelos striatula or Hardy aloe

Aloiampelos striatula
Aloiampelos striatula