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Botanical Name: Aloe humilis
Common Name(s): Blue Dwarf Aloe
Aloe humilis is low growing shrub with pale blue-green succulent leaves.
Synonym: Aloe subtuberculata, Aloe echinata
Botanical Pronunciation: AL-oh HEW-mil-is
Semi Frost Hardy
Description: It has pale blue-green succulent leaves.
Occurs in both summer and winter rainfal regions. Found among rocky areas or in flat, sparse or arid areas.
Slow to Moderate
Aloe humilis can be either frost tender, or frost hardy depending in what region they are found. If found in colder regions the plant is adapted to the climate and thus frost hardy. But when Aloe humilis is found in regions with milder winters they need frost protection.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Add A. humlis to a wild life garden or to a rock garden. Plant along side other indigenous and water wise plants such as Portulacaria afra.
Afri: Krimpvartjieaalwyn, Dwergaalwyn.
Aloe humilis is an evergreen shrub that can withstand drought but will be more showy when watered on occation. Aloe humilis favours temprate climates, meaning they prefer not too cold and not too hot conditions.
Plant in sandy, soil that is well draining of water.
Not enough sun, poor soil drainage or over watering can lead to pests and diseases attacking the plant.
Propagate by means of division.
Seed Sowing Instructions
Treat the seeds with fungicide to prevent damping off. Sow seeds in seeding trays and cover with sand. The soil must be well draining and carefull not to over water as the seedlings will rot. Seedlings can be transplanted in to bigger containers once they reach 3cm in height.
45cm * 45cm
Sandy , Well drained
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Uses in landscape design
Can be used as a container plant, but important to note that the soil must be well draining. Use in wild life garden, in rocky gardens or as a fuller plant.
Attracts birds, bees, butterflies and other insects.