Aloe 'Venus' is one of the brightest stars among the Aloe hybrids. It grows up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall and produces beautiful, large, glowing, red to white bicolored flowers that follow one another for a long period from early fall through mid-winter. The plant itself has thinnish, green leaves that conceal its flowering capability. It rarely produces stem shoots.
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 cactus or 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 strong, 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 'Venus' is an Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty original hybrid.
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