christmas carol

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Basic Info

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ is best known to be a unique looking succulent. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 30 cm (12″) in diameter and around 15 cm (6″) long triangular looking green leaves that turn purple when stressed correctly.

Scientific Classification

  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
  • Tribe: Aloeae
  • Genus: Aloe

Care and Propagation Information



Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs a little less water than other types. The watering method is very important to keep your Aloe healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method for this type. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’


This succulent type grows slower than other types. Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ remains relatively smaller in size however, it will bring a fresh touch to your garden.

Quick Facts:

  • Flowers are red to pink
  • Green leaves with red markings
  • Can be grown indoor/outdoor
  • Grows 30 cm (12″) tall and wide
  • Grows up to 15 cm (6″) long
  • Can die easily if overwatered
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Best propagated by offsets
  • Handle with care can be harmful to animals and people
  • Grows best during Spring and Fall

‘Where to Plant


Aloe succulents need strong light. When planting Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. If it is an indoor plant, windowsill will be the best location to keep your succulent.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. The plant thrive better if grown in environment native to the succulent. If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

Origin and Habitat

Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ is a hybrid of Kelly Griffin. It has similarities with Aloe (Doran Black).

How to Propagate Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’


Unlike the most succulent types, Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’ can be propagated by offsets. If you propagate from the leaves, they will probably rot. On the other hand, this fast-growing succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants. 


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