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Aloe haworthioides (Haworthia-leaved Aloe)

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Scientific Name

Aloe haworthioides Baker

Common Names

Haworthia-leaved Aloe

Synonyms

Aloe haworthioides var. haworthioides, Aloinella haworthioides, Lemeea haworthioides

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe haworthioides is a small, stemless, fast-growing, succulent plant, up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall, with dense rosettes of fleshy, lance-shaped leaves. Each dark green leaf is covered with soft, bright white, hairy spines. It bears terminal racemes, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long, of tubular, orange flowers with projecting stamens.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it is essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.

These succulents are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot Aloes in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some varieties of Aloe will send off offsets that can be potted independently.

Aloe plants need strong, bright light. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C), but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a succulent fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe

Origin

Aloe haworthioides is native to Madagascar.

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