Aloe erinacea

Native range: Namibia, severely endangered.

Known names: Locally known as "Goree", No common name.

Hardiness: Best above 40°F

Mature Size: May be 12" tall in YEARS, forms clusters 

Light: Very bright light, full sun

Water: Water when soil completely dries, don't water much during winter, try avoiding watering during the middle of extreme heat. 

Soil: Fast-draining. 

Dormancy Period: Winter

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: 2.5" pot


This beast is ferocious-looking but the spines are soft! It is a shame that this Aloe is so rare; I would love to see a garden filled with them. I've had this Aloe growing in my greenhouse for several years now and even though it can get down to 30°F in there, I wouldn't recommend it. 

Very limited.

Aloe erinacea