Aloe Aristata is a large genus of small succulent plants endemic to Southern Africa (Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa). Like the aloes, they are members of the subfamily Asphodeloideae and they generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers, which are distinctive in appearance.
The plants can grow solitary or can be clump-forming. Many species have firm, tough, fleshy leaves, usually dark green in colour, whereas others are softer and contain leaf windows with translucent panels through which sunlight can reach internal photosynthetic tissues. Their flowers are small, and generally white.
How To Care For
Aloe Aristata (Succulent)
Soil: Use a well drained Organic potting soil mixed equally with sand, perlite and a scoop of bone meal added.
PotSize: 4 inchpot
Potting/Transplanting: The container selected must have proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots before putting the soil. Transplant the sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Aloe Aristata should be repotted every two to three years.
Sunlight: Aloe Aristata can grow well in bright sunlight as well as low light conditions.
Water: During the spring and summer months keep the soil slightly moist . Water liberally, approximately once per week but allow for slight drying between watering. Remove any excess water from pot saucer. Keep plant dry during the winter months.
Temperature: Aloe Aristata is best grown between 55F at night and 75-80F during the day, however it will tolerate temperatures down to 40F.
Humidity: Aloe Aristata prefers dry climate will low humidity.