f you like succulent plants and especially succulents but you do not have much experience in their care, do not worry. Get an Aloe aristata , also known as a torch plant. It is very easy to take care of, getting to adapt very well to indoor conditions.
It has an ideal size to have it always in a pot: it only reaches a height of 30cm, and its rosette measures up to 15cm in length, so it can be in a pot of about 20cm in diameter
Characteristics Of The Aloe Aristata
Our protagonist is a succulent plant belonging to the botanical genus Aloe and originally from South Africa. It is a small rosette plant , measuring about 30cm in diameter and has no stem. The leaves are coriaceous and triangular, with jagged edges, and ending in a point. They are dark green with little white dots.
The flowers, which sprout in summer, appear grouped in terminal inflorescences, that is, when the flowers wither, the stem dries up. They are rich in nectar so they attract various animals, such as birds or bees.
Taking care Of The Aloe Aristata
If you want to decorate your home with this beautiful plant, follow our tips:
- Location : outside in full sun or semi-shade; indoors in a room where you get plenty of natural light.
- Watering : 2 to 3 times a week in summer, and 1 to 2 per week the rest of the year. If you put a dish under it, you have to remove the remaining water after 15 minutes of watering.
- Substrate : it is highly recommended that it be porous. You can use pomice, akadama or river sand, but if it is difficult to get mixed black peat with perlite or expanded clay balls in equal parts.
- Fertilization : in spring and summer it is advisable to fertilize with mineral fertilizers such as Nitrophoska or Osmocote, pouring a small spoonful on the substrate every 15 days.
- Transplant : every 2 years, in spring. Once it reaches its adult size, it will be enough to renew the substrate.
- Multiplication and Propagation: by separation of pups in spring or summer.
What do you think of this Aloe?
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.