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Aloe humilis

Spider aloe

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourRed-orange
  • Leaf ColourPale blue-green

Description

Aloe humilis (Spider aloe). This short-stemmed aloe will form clusters of rosettes about 6cm across. The leaves are pale blue-green and tuberous and have translucent white teeth. In the spring and summer relatively large spikes of red-orange tabular flowers are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Monocarpic, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, rockeries, dry gardens, containers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

These plants can withstand long periods of drought but may appreciate watering occasionally in the summer, particularly under glass or in containers.

Propagation

By seed or by offset.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs.

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