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Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’

This small green and red succulent grows in the shape of a star, giving it its Christmas name. Yellow bumps run across the leaves and border the edges. It turns more red when happily “stressed.”

‘Christmas Carol’ has red-pink flowers that typically bloom in the fall.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans.

    Can be toxic to animals.

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ grows slowly compared to other succulents, and does not get very large, but is a great addition to your succulent garden!

Watering

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ tends to need a bit less water than other succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Christmas Carol’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ can propagated by offsets. While you may think that you should be able to propagate ‘Christmas Carol’ from leaves, this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.

Offsets

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

Similar to

Aloe ‘Doran Black’

Pairs Well With

Mammillaria gracilis fragilis “Thimble Cactus”

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