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Aloe Striata- new fence creates full winter shade

Posted by elvie z9CA (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 20:52

Hello all. My new fence went in mid Dec. one year ago, creating full shade for my Aloe Striatas until around mid Febuary. They did ok last year, so I left them.

But now they have already been in shade for a month, and we have had plenty of rain. They look fine and are beginning to form flower stalks. It seems a gamble and I am thinking they will rot if it continues to be a wet winter. Anyone have experience growing them in winter shade?

I am thinking of moving them, maybe switching them with Aloe Maculatas, which get major brown edges all summer in their full sun spot.

Thanks for your input!


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RE: Aloe Striata- new fence creates full winter shade

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 17:42

Probably depends on how dry you can keep them. Your irrigation is shut off for the winter? How is the drainage? Mine was in full shade for several years from a tree since removed. It was fine and dandy, but drainage was sharp.


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RE: Aloe Striata- new fence creates full winter shade

No irrigation, but it has been a fairly wet winter so far. Drainage is decent. I guess I'll just keep an eye on them.


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