How to Care for a Hedgehog Aloe

How to Care for a Hedgehog Aloe

Use these instructions to care for a Hedgehog Aloe indoor plant. This guide will tell you how to water your indoor aloe plant; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care it might need to help it grow.



LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Place your Hedgehog Aloe in a well-lit area of your home. Your Hedgehog loves a sunny area and flourishes in direct sunlight—it will not thrive if permanently placed away from a window.

WATER REQUIREMENTS
Hedgehog Aloe is a succulent, so it does not require much water. However, in the summer during its active growth period, keep the soil damp, but not soggy. During its rest period in winter, only water once in a while when the soil is completely dry. Do not let water collect at the bottom of the pot because it can cause rotting.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Your Hedgehog Aloe will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

PLANT FOOD
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer at half strength 2-3 times during the spring and summer.

ADDITIONAL CARE
Place this little gem in the full, outdoor sun during the late spring and summer. It will most likely reward you with soft-orange blooms that attract hummingbirds. If placed outdoors, it will require a bit more water. Look out for wilting leaves—these are a result of inadequate water in the summer.

TOXICITY
Hedgehog Aloe can be moderately toxic causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets.