Aloe humilis "Spider Aloe"

To 12"

Hardy to Zone 10 (30F)

Part Sun



An extremely popular succulent with collectors and gardeners alike, a. humilis is a fast grower which produces numerous offsets from its base. The word ‘humilis’ means “low growing,” due to the plant's compact size.  Nicknamed ‘spider’ or sometimes ‘hedgehog’ as a reference to the Aloe’s spikes/teeth.

Aloe plants produce rosettes of all shapes, sizes, and colors, but all share a few basic shapes. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, with pointed "teeth" growing along the sides. Aloe plants will not survive a hard freeze, but make attractive countainer plants that like bright indoor light during the winter and filtered sunlight if grown outdoors during the summer. Aloe grow best in a gritty, well-drained soil with deep but infrequent watering. Aloe reproduce by growing offsets from their base (though some spread more readily than others) which can be separated and planted on their own.