Frost Tolerance: Hardy

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Growth Habits: Clump of 4-6 inches in diameter stemless rosettes (10-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer, very little water in winter. Subject to root rot if over watered

Propagation: Offsets, seeds



This species is known locally as “serelei” (Sesotho for “slippery one”) or “langnaaldaalwyn” (Afrikaans for “lacey aloe”). In English it is usually known as the “lace aloe” or “guinea-fowl aloe”.

The species was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth. Its species name “aristata” comes from the Latin for “bristly” or “awned“, and refers to the lacy edges of the leaves. Its generic name has the same etymology. Recent phylogenetic studies have demonstrated that the genus Aloe is polyphyletic and that this unusual species is not in fact an aloe, but is more closely related to Astroloba and to the four “Robustipedunculares” species of Haworthia. It has therefore been moved to its own genus, Aristaloe, to account for its separate ancestry and genetic uniqueness.[4]

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 6 in
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