This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Aloe lineata var. lineata is normally found in thick shrub where it occurs in the southern portions of the Eastern Cape Province from Grahamstown westwards.

The leaves are bluish with distinct reddish lines. The plants are stem forming with age and may reach a height of about 2 meters. The flowers appear in summer from January to March. The flower colour varies from light pink to red.

At times the plants hybridize with Aloe ferox  or other Aloes when their habitats overlap.

The cultivation of Aloe lineata var. lineata is quite easy, but the plants do not like severe frost.

Propagation is from seed.

Aloe lineata var. lineataAloe lineata var. lineata from Alexandria.

Aloe lineata var. lineataAloe lineata var. lineata flowers.