Hedgehog Aloe and Olmsted
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Aloe humilis 'Hedgehog'
There are over 300 species of Aloe, and Hedgehog Aloe is one of the most vibrant aloes that one can grow! There's a reason why Hedgehog Aloe is a frequent award winner at flower shows: Once a year, they produce fiery red and yellow spikes of flowers that blow the competition right out of the water! Fields of these aloes in bloom are said to resemble spectacular field fires. Get your very own fiery friend today!
Aloes are closely related to gasterias (Gasteria) and haworthias (Haworthia), and the jury is still out with regards to species placement within the genera and ultimately, the family.
Aloes are easily propagated, and easily crossed with other aloes, gasterias, or haworthias. This has led to the extensive hybridization of almost uncountable numbers of cultivars of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Bright, direct sun to bright indirect light.
Water weekly to semi-monthly. Allow potting mix to completely dry out before watering. The smaller the pot, the faster the soil dries out. If it's in direct sun, it will need more frequent waterings, as the sun will dry it out faster. Water more frequently during warmer months and fertilize during growth. Do not overwater or keep the soil wet for too long, as this will encourage root rot Remember, these are desert plants- they can go for a while without a drink.
The easiest way to kill a succulent is to overwater it or leave it wet for too long! Love this one more by tending to it less. #independentplant
Aloe color and variegation will be more vibrant with brighter light. If thirsty, the leaves will curl in, and wrinkles will form at the base of the plant.