Plant Care Aloe Humilis

Aloe Humilis

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Aloe Humilis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Aloe Humilis

Many people are familiar with Aloe vera, but this genus of plants contains tons of other beautiful succulent plants that come in all sorts of colors! Their succulent leaves evolved to store water in dry climates, which makes them a perfect fit if you're a busy plant parent. With great care (and a lot of sunlight) you may even see your Aloe bloom! Their flowers grow out of a large spike and can be shades of red, orange, and yellow. 🔥


Aloe humilis

Also known as

Hedgehog Aloe, Hedgehog Aloe, Spider Aloe and Aloe tarantula

How to care for Aloe Humilis


How often to water your Aloe Humilis

Water needs for Aloe Humilis
0.5 cups
every 12

Aloe Humilis needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aloe Humilis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hedgehog Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloe Humilis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aloe Humilis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aloe Humilis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aloe Humilis in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Aloe Humilis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aloe Humilis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aloe Humilis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Aloe Humilis

Aloe Humilis

Aloe Humilis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aloe Humilis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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I like it! It’s uncomplicated. Figuring out how much water is too much can be a touch tricky, but it thrives in low-ish/medium light.

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