Aloe plants are well known succulent house plants – distinctive and boldly spiky, they can add height and drama to a collection of Echeveria and other succulent plants. Even though they’re spectacular in bloom, generally they’re grown for their spiky shapes and characteristically marked foliage.
In this regard, how do you care for a spiky succulent?
How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips
- Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light. …
- Rotate Succulents Frequently. …
- Water According to the Season. …
- Water the Soil Directly. …
- Keep Succulents Clean. …
- Choose a Container with Drainage. …
- Plant Succulents in the Right Soil. …
- Get Rid of Bugs.
Keeping this in consideration, what is the succulent that looks like aloe?
Why do aloe vera have spikes?
Aloe Vera & Cacti Both Have Spikes, Thorns, Prickles, or Spines on Them. Visually, the presence of those prickles and thorns on aloe vera makes them look a lot like cacti. … These are modified buds called “areoles.” From the areoles spring the spines (usually) for which cacti are best known.
Recognizing Galling on Aloe Plants
in size. The bumpy growths they produce are the result of the saliva they inject into plant tissue during feeding. … The saliva causes plant cells to grow abnormally, producing blister-like fleshy appendages and distorted growth on aloe.
Predominantly native to South Africa, haworthia is usually small, around 3 to 5 inches in height (although some can shoot out taller blooming spikes), and a relatively slow grower. Plus, haworthia is nontoxic to pets!
Healthy plants of both species will produce offsets, or pups, which can be cut off and placed in another container to take root. Even relatively inexperienced gardeners can successfully grow both Aloe and Haworthia using this method.
|Common Name||Haworthia, zebra cactus, pearl plant, star window plant, cushion aloe|
|Plant Type||Succulent, perennial|
|Mature Size||3–5 in. tall and wide; some species can reach 20 in. tall|
|Sun Exposure||Full, partial|
|Soil Type||Sandy, well-drained|
Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’ is one of the purple succulents that form fast-growing rosettes of wide, powdery violet leaves. The beautiful color of these succulents only gets better with more sunlight!
Climbing aloe only needs infrequent watering. Water the soil deeply and allow the top 2? inches to dry completely between watering. Indoor plants may need watering about once per week during the spring and summer. In the fall, it can likely go about two weeks without water.
The Senecio Vitalis succulent plant should be watered a few times per week. It prefers soil that is not too dry, but it will also survive if you forget to water it for two weeks in a row. Place the pot or container on pots of rocks so they have good drainage and can’t spill over while watering them.