Aloe aristata Haw.
Lace Aloe, Torch Plant
Aloe aristata is a stemless, no more than 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) tall, clump-forming succulent with dense rosettes of stubby, lance-shaped, toothed, white-margined, dark green leaves, 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) long, with small white spots and soft white spines, particularly beneath. In the fall, produces terminal panicles, to 20 inches (50 cm) tall, 2 to 6 branched, bearing cylindrical, orange-red flowers, to 1 1/2 (4 cm) inches long.
Native to Lesotho and South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal).
How to Grow
Easy to grow, requiring very little care, ideal choice for novice gardeners. Plant in well drained, rich soil in full sun or partial shade… – See more at: How to Grow Aloe aristata
The Pondo people use the juice of Lace Aloe mixed with water to wash their bodies… – See more at: Lace Aloe Juice to Refresh Body and Mind