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Aloe aristata

Torch Plant

Torch Plant, Lace Aloe
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe aristata
Principal Common Name Torch Plant
Common Name(s) Torch Plant, Lace Aloe
Description Clump of 4-6 inches in diameter stemless rosettes with red flowers, 1 inch long on 30 inches inflorescences in late spring.
General Comments This small aloe is often cultivated as a house plant. It produces offsets regularly that can be carefully detached and replanted. If the offset has only a few roots, it is better to wait a few days to make sure that all the cuts are dry before replanting it.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 8 - 12 IN
Spread Range 8 - 12 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Green with white spots in a horizontal striped pattern
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Stiff : Thick
Form Succulent
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Light Shade
Soil Preferences Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Flower

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