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Coral Aloe

Aloe Striata Karabergensis

This is a fantastic sculptural aloe commonly known as “Coral Aloe” with prominent, ornamental, softly striped thin lines along the broad silvery leaves. It grows almost always as a single stemless rosette; older plants may develop a short trunk. Coral Aloe vary in color depending on amount of light; in very intense light the foliage is reddish and in low light they will be bluish-green, leaves go pink in winter when it gets cold.

 
General Care

Light:
Place in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light. Aloe that are kept in low light often grow etiolated.

Water:
Water about every 3 weeks and even more sparingly during the winter. Use your finger to test dryness before watering. If the potting mix stays wet, the plants’ roots can begin to rot.

Feed:
Feed with a succulent fertilizer in the summer only.

Humidity:
Low humidity is required.

Temperature:
Prefers warm weather from 21ºC to 27ºC, but can survive temperature as low as 4.5ºC

Grow Medium:
Porous and well-drained succulents mix. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil.

Common Problems
Black leaf spot – This may be caused by a variety of fungal or bacterial infections, and is more likely when plants are under stress due to excessive moisture or high temperatures combined with high humidity. Spray with fungicide.
Rust- This is an aggressive fungus. Cut off or remove heavily infected leaves and dispose in a closed plastic bag – do not leave on the compost heap.
White scale, aphids and mealie bugs – Use an organic contact pesticide to spray affected areas. After this a preventative spraying is optional. These pests can also be removed with a strong jet of water.

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