Eastern Cape, South Africa
Aloe humilis is a low growing succulent that forms dense clusters of small up to 8 inch (20 cm) wide stemless (or very shortly stemmed) rosettes. The leaves are up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long and 0.7 inch (1,8 cm) wide, pale blue-green or grey-green, incurved triangular-shaped (20-30 per rosette). They have long soft white marginal spines up to 0.1 inch (3 mm) long and a gray-green waxy surface covered with irregularly spaced bumps. The unbranched up to 1.1 feet (35 cm) tall flower spikes bearing about 20 pendulous up to 2 inches (5 cm) long bright red-orange flowers.
Full sun to filtered shade. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not over water.
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown Aloe can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it’s essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes. Prefers warmer temperatures
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping
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