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The Aloe Vera 'Hedgehog' is a charming and distinctive cultivar of the popular Aloe vera plant, renowned for its unique growth habit and compact size. This special variety features densely clustered rosettes of succulent, spiky leaves, resembling the quills of a hedgehog, hence its endearing name.

 

What makes the Aloe Vera 'Hedgehog' so special is its compact and eye-catching appearance, making it a standout addition to any plant collection or garden. Its diminutive size and striking form make it ideal for small spaces, containers, or as a focal point in rock gardens. Additionally, like its more common counterpart, Aloe vera, 'Hedgehog' retains the medicinal properties and soothing gel found in the leaves, making it both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

 

While 'Hedgehog' is not necessarily rare in cultivation, it is valued for its unique appearance and adaptability to a variety of growing conditions. Its slow growth rate and specialized care requirements contribute to its status as a prized treasure for succulent enthusiasts and collectors.

 

Caring for the Aloe Vera 'Hedgehog' requires attention to its specific needs to ensure its health and vitality. Here are some suggested care instructions:

 

Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight for the 'Hedgehog', placing it in a location where it receives filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can cause sunburn and damage the leaves.

 

Temperature: Maintain moderate temperatures for the plant, ideally between 60°F to 80°F (16°C to 27°C). Protect it from sudden temperature fluctuations and drafts, as these can stress the plant.

 

Soil: Plant the 'Hedgehog' in well-draining soil formulated specifically for succulents or cacti. A mixture of sandy soil with perlite or pumice helps ensure proper drainage and prevents waterlogging.

 

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings, then water thoroughly, ensuring excess water drains away. During the active growing season in spring and summer, water sparingly, but reduce watering during the dormant period in fall and winter.

 

Humidity: Provide moderate humidity levels for the 'Hedgehog', especially in dry indoor environments. Mist the leaves occasionally or place a tray of pebbles filled with water beneath the plant to increase humidity.

 

Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every four to six weeks during the growing season. Avoid overfertilizing, as this can lead to weak growth or root damage.

 

With proper care and attention, the Aloe Vera 'Hedgehog' will thrive and continue to charm with its compact size and distinctive appearance, serving as a cherished addition to any plant collection and a delightful accent in indoor or outdoor settings.

Aloe Vera Hedgehog 6" - Actual plant shown in picture

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