Aloe aristata - Lace Aloe, Torch Plant


Lace Aloe (now named Aristaloe aristata) (Haworth) is one of the few frost hardy aloes. Don't be fooled by its petite size, Lace Aloe is a vigorous grower and because it grows in a variety of habitats through South Africa and Lesotho, it can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions.

The leaves of this rosette are thickly lined with white cilia and a dense smattering of white bumps makes it resemble its relatives in the Haworthia genus. During the summer growing season it can send up a 12"-18" tall branched bloom stalk covered with tubular, peach-colored flowers that attract pollinators.

Try planting this in-ground or in a pot to be kept outdoors in partial sun or indoors near a sunny window. Wherever you plant it, be sure that it has excellent drainage and avoid watering unless the soil is completely dry. Reduce watering frequency even more during winter.

If given room to spread, Lace Aloe will produce numerous new offsets around its base. The offsets can be transplanted or left to grow into a mounding clump up to 2" wide.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 7 (0F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape


Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Lots of Offsets

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate