Spider Aloe
Aloe humilis

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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