Aloe 'Snow Storm'
Aloe 'Snowstorm' is an attractive compact succulent with irregular, dense white banding on green leaves with "flurries" of white teeth on the margins. It is like wild powder snow on a star-shaped, verdant green ground cover. It is a free-flowering plant with spikes of orange tubular flowers. Whereas the nominally similar Aloe 'Blizzard' is all about upright, tightly clustered growth, the leaves of A. 'Snowstorm' are wider and comparatively flat.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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, Aloe must never be 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. In spring, repot Aloes that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. A well-drained potting mix is essential. Use a succulent mix. During the repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Some varieties of Aloe will send off offsets that can be potted independently.
Aloe plants need intense bright light. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. These plants prefer warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a fertilizer for cacti and other succulents in spring and summer only.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
Aloe 'Snowstorm' is an Altman Plants original hybrid.
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