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Spider Aloe
Aloe humilis 'Hedgehog'

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

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

Regional

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

Ocala, Florida

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Corpus Christi, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.