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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.
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.