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botanical name:
Aloe x spinosissima
Aloe x spinosissima © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spider Aloe
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Clump forming with rosettes of long narrow, succulent bluish green leaves edged with soft teeth. Produces numerous off-sets from the base, resulting in wide-spreading clumps. Spikes of tubular red flowers from late winter.


cultivation:
Well drained, gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant. Not frost hardy, needs to be grown under glass in cool climates.


propagation:
By offsets.

other notes:
Possibly a hybrid of Aloe humilis echinata x Aloe arborescens
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