Hedgehog Aloe | Aloe humilis 'Hedgehog'
Aloe, which is widely grown today in arid, tropical and semi-tropical regions across the world, first originated in North Africa and the Arabian peninsula. The genus 'Aloe’ contains over 550 species, the most well-known being ‘Aloe vera’, or “the true aloe”. Aloe’s history of medicinal use dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The word Aloe is derived from the Arabic “Alloeh”, meaning “shining, bitter substance”.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 16" H x 12" W
Aloe plants will do best in bright, indirect light. Avoid low lighting, as this plant needs bright sunlight to survive. Provided with the proper lighting, your Aloe plant may reward you by flowering.
Water and Soil
Aloe is extremely low maintenance when it comes to watering. Because this plant is succulent in nature, it will store water reserves in its fleshy leaves, meaning it does not harm it to dry out between waterings. Take care to ensure this plant is not over watered. A well-draining soil is essential. Modifying a standard potting mix with a bit of perlite and bark will help provide additional drainage.
Temperature and Humidity
This plant prefers room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. Don't let temperatures fall below 55 degrees F, as this can be damaging to Aloe. Aloe plants do not require high humidity, and will do well in the moderate humidity found in an average household.
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