Aloe aristata – Lace Aloe, Torch Plant

Scientific Name

Aloe aristata Haw.

Common Names

Lace Aloe, Torch Plant

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Aloe aristata


Aloe aristata is a stemless, no more than 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) tall, clump-forming succulent with dense rosettes (up to 12 with 100 – 150 leaves) 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.


Lesotho, South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal)

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