It is a very spectacularly coluoured, suckering, and low-growing aloe.
Scientific name: Aloe humilis Mill.
Common Names include: Spider Aloe, Blue dwarf aloe, Dwarf hedge-hog Aloe.
Origin: South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape)
Habitat: Grows in the transitional zone in South Africa between summer and winter rainfall areas - the best area from which succulents come.
Etymology: The species name humilis means 'low growing', refering to the plant's growth habit.
Description: Aloe humilis is a low growing heavily suckering succulent that forms crowded clusters. This clustering aloe is a wonderful little species that has very large blooms compared to the size of the plant. It is a very variable species that remains small through the entire life cycle .
Leaves are pale blue-green and are bordered by short translucent white marginal "teeth" and irregularly spaced bumps (tubercules) often arranged in tranverse rows on both the upper and lower surfaces.