Plants of the UNF Campus

Aloe striulata - Aloe (no common name)
Family Asphodelaceae

Description:

About two hundred species of Aloe are native to Africa and the Mediterranean. They range from small grass-like species to plants with tall, branched trunks. This is a small, branching species that grows into a clump about two or three feet tall. The succulent leaves are linear and toothed. This is a rare plant in north Florida. An internet search for the flower color did not turn up the information. The plants on campus were grown from seeds purchased from South Africa.

Location:

See plants on the south side of building 15.

Size:

Herbaceous plant that can grow to two to three feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: well-drained soil, tolerates drought

Soil: very adaptable provided the soil drains well

This aloe is reportedly cold hardy in north Florida. Give it excellent drainage. The plant may survive the cold but limited experience with this plant demonstrates that the plant will rot if the soil is too moist in winter.