Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata

The Aloe aculeata belongs to the aloaceae family and is native to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. ‘Aculeata’ means spines that are present on the lamina of the leaf and the teeth-edged borders. This succulent grows as a rosette reaching a height between 30 to 60 cm. Commonly known as Red Hot Poker Aloe, the drought-tolerant plant grows well in light shade to direct sunlight in non-afternoon hours. It blooms into orange to yellow flowers during mid-winter. This plant is slow-growing and is winter dormant. How to heal the aloe vera plant is a common question. It will heal on its own but in case of a damaged leaf, remove it to make way for new growth.

Growth Rate
Aloe red hot poker is a slow-growing succulent.

The Aloe aculeata blooms in mid-winter into orange to yellow flowers.

Watering and Feeding
Frequent watering is required during summers. Remember, Aloe aculeata care involves reduced watering in the dormant winter season.

The red hot poker aloe plant needs well-drained soil. Use a cactus potting mix that is gritty in nature.

The hardiness zone of Aloe aculeata is 8 to 10. It is not frost-hardy.

The Aloe aculeata needs direct sunlight but not the afternoon sun when it is strongest. Give it shade during these few hours.

Aloe aculeata can be propagated from leaf cuttings or seeds.

From 1965 to 1989, this aloe featured on the reverse side of the ten cents in South Africa. In their native place, the aculeata aloe grows on rocky outcrops. It is certainly a brilliant show-stopper.

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Aloe aculeata

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.



To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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