Plant Care Prickly Aloe
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Prickly Aloe

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Prickly Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Prickly Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Red Hot Poker Aloe, Red Hot Poker Aloe, Ngopanie and Sekope

Taxonomy

Aloe aculeata
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Prickly Aloe

Water

How often to water your Prickly Aloe

Water needs for Prickly Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Prickly Aloe 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 Prickly Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Red Hot Poker Aloe in your home

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

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

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

Prickly Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Prickly Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Prickly Aloe: 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 Prickly Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Prickly Aloe

Prickly Aloe

Prickly Aloe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Prickly Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Prickly Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Prickly Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Miaa avatar
@Miaa
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 460 XP
05/31/2021

Grows quickly, likes a lot of light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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