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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.