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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
Aloe lineata prefers dense vegetation and can be found from Grahamstown in the east or Riversdale in the west. Compact medium-sized rosettes form on a stem that can be up to 2 meters in height. The stems are usually single and they are covered with the remains of old leaves. Leaves are a bluish-green colour, fine striations that run parallel to one another are present on the leaves, leaf surfaces are smooth, leaf margins are armed with sharp reddish-brown teeth.Flowers are a light pink to bright red colour. Flowers are tubular in shape. The buds form a neat looking raceme and they are covered by lasrge bracts. Flowering occurs from January to March, while the var. muirii flowers from June to November. Light shade to full sun. Careful watering required, drought resistent. Protection against severe frost required. Aloe lineata is best grown in an area with a medium that is freely draining, this helps prevent diseases such as rot.