Aloe aculeata ‘Red Hot Poker Aloe’ is a unique variety sporting thick, upward reaching leaves dotted with raised white bumps and large, reddish teeth. In full sunlight, the tips of the leaves will blush red – but that is nothing compared to the fiery yellow, orange, and red blooms, which emerge on tall stalks from the center of each rosette and truly do resemble a fire poker freshly pulled from the flame! Reaching up to 3 feet tall and wide, this variety looks right at home in temperate rock gardens, where its spreading growth habit will soon create a ‘naturalized’ look.
Bright sun is the key to Aloe aculeata ‘Red Hot Poker Aloe’success, so be sure to choose its home appropriately. While it can survive in lower light conditions, it is far less likely to flower in a dimmer environment. Adapted to drier climates, it does not appreciate having ‘wet feet,’ so porous soil and a well-draining pot are essential, as is a consistent but infrequent watering routine, in which the soil is thoroughly soaked only once it has had a chance to completely dry out.
**Please Note: This plant is not available for wholesale**
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HOW TO CARE FOR ALOE
For more information on how to care for Aloe, please check out our Aloe-specific care guide!