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PlantFiles: Spider Aloe
Aloe humilis 'Hedgehog'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: humilis (HEW-mil-is) (Info)
Cultivar: Hedgehog

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Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Quinton_Bean On Nov 21, 2011, Quinton_Bean from Johannesburg
South Africa wrote:

There seems to some confusion surrounding this plant. Many sites refer to it as Aloe humilis 'Hedgehog' , This is incorrect as it implies it is a selected cultivar of Aloe humilis. It is best referred to simply as Aloe 'Hedghehog' or acceptably also as Aloe humilis x 'Hedgehog' . It a a complex hybrid of 4 different Aloe species developed in South Africa.

Positive jerrytate On Sep 29, 2011, jerrytate from Lake Charles, LA wrote:

this may not be the most attractive aloe, but if you want to grow succulents in the ground, then this species is very hardy and will make nice clumps.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ocala, Florida
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Corpus Christi, Texas

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