The mighty Aloe Hercules is a hybrid Aloe from the Aloe dichotoma and Aloe barberae. The Aloe originates from the Middle East, but is now widespread in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia. This rare houseplant has thick grey-green upright leaves in which the plant stores moisture and nutrients to survive during periods of drought, so golden rule is don't over water and keep warm!
Native to North Africa and the Middle East
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires a plentiful mix of indirect and direct sunlight. Avoid positioning in cold spaces or exposing to draughts.
Aloe plants retain moisture in their leaves so water very modestly and only when the soil is dry.
No misting at all please, Aloe Vera likes low humidity.
Feed me once every Spring with liquid fertiliser (make sure to use fertiliser made specifically for succulents and cacti).
When roots fill all the nursery pot. Signs: If your main aloe plant is starting to look a little droopy but is surrounded by smaller pups, it's definitely time to re-pot.
Child / Pet Friendly
Look out for
Pale, yellowing leaves: either not enough direct sunlight or possible overwatering.
Check soil: if too wet, re-pot me!