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Aloe humilis (Spider Aloe)

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Plant description

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A small succulent plant with waxy blue green leaves with crinkly warty projections giving the plant an interesting look. It flowers in late winter to early spring with a long stem of red to orange flowers tipped with yellow. A good drought tolerant plant which may rot with too wet conditions. It needs a good gritty and well drained soil, in sun to light shade. Also good for pot growing.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red orange and yellow
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Diseases

Rot in wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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