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PlantFiles: Spider Aloe
Aloe humilis

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

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Porphyrostachys On Aug 30, 2009, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Easy going even in the desert, be it in a pot or in the ground. Doesn't care for full blasting sun much, but does looks rather interesting if placed in a location with high light (the leaves entirely curl in over the apex like a tight fist). This species flowers reliably every spring and seems to handle a good amount of frost when grown in the ground.

Neutral palmbob On Jan 29, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is pretty dinky aloe as the name might suggest. It has pale blue-green leaves that are only 2-4" long, soft, and covered with small, thin warts. It develops a large orange-pink flower that is ridiculously large for how dinky the plant is. This aloe is not a real looker for landscaping, but interesting none the less. It rots easily, too, so careful with watering. THere are varieties and crosses that are a bit larger, hardier and more attractive.

Temps into the mid 20s do not appear to be any problem for this species in southern California

Regional...

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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Carefree, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
El Macero, California
Los Angeles, California
Mission Viejo, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Houston, Texas



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