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Aloe humilis

var. globosa


Spider Aloe, Blue Dwarf Aloe, Dwarf Hedgehog Aloe




Origin:  South Africa.
Family
Aloaceae
Genus
Aloe
Species
humilis
Category
Perennials, Tropicals
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
Variety
globosa
USDA Hardiness Zone
9b - 11a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4 - H1c
Temperature (°C)
0 - 5
Temperature (°F)
10 - 20
Height
0.3 - 0.6 m
Spread
0.3 - 0.6 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JanuaryDecember
Landscape
Beds and borders, informal rock gardens, as an accent plant to rock gardens, borders in arid climates, as a potted indoor or patio plant or as a specimen.
Cultivation
Prefers well-drained, neutral sandy or loamy soils in full sun to partial shade. Water sparsely.
Shape
Upright yet clumping.
Growth
Slow
Pests
Snails and mites.
Habitat
Dry rocky plains.
Bark/Stem Description
Flowering stems are smooth, thin and erect, measuring up to 0.6 m.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Narrow-lanceolate flower buds are borne near the apex of flowering stems in alternate groups of 3 - 5.
Leaf Description
Thin, narrow-lanceolate succulent leaves grow near the base of the plant surrounding flowering stems. The leaves carry small bump-like serrations along the edges.
Flower Description
Tubular to cone-shaped, showy flowers are borne near the apex of flowering stems in alternate groups of 3 - 5.
Colour Description
Deep green leaves fade to a reddish-green at the apices. Vivid, showy pinkish-orange blooms.
Texture Description
Smooth, bumpy.
Notable Specimens
Centennial Conservatory, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Division of clumps.
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