Hedgehog Aloe

As low as $49.79 was $59.99
Availability: In stock

Showy Spiked Succulent Hedgehog Aloe

  • Thick, Blue-Gray Leaves
  • Features Soft, Small Teeth Down Length of Fleshy Leaves
  • Gorgeous Orange Blooms on Tall Spikes
  • Butterfly Nectar Resource
  • Seriously Easy Care
  • Xeriscape
  • Fascinating Perennial in Zones 9 - 11
  • Houseplant in All Zones
  • Place in Sun-Soaked Window
  • Collectors Gift Plant

Love succulents, and appreciate cactus? Crave color, but demand a low-maintenance, waterwise landscape?

Meet the boldly unique Hedgehog Aloe (Aloe humilis x 'Hedgehog'), a virile sculptural garden accent. It takes the sword-shaped succulent leaves of Aloe to the next level.

Soft and flexible, recurved marginal spines march along the edge of the leaves. The tiny "teeth" help protect the interior of the plant from getting waterlogged.

In its native South Africa, they act as a built-in rain gutter, flinging raindrops out away from the crown. They look like a cross of succulent and cactus.

Plant Hedgehog Aloe in sharply drained soils in the warmest parts of the country. Everywhere else, keep them as a houseplant in a sunny spot.

In the ground, this hybrid plant develops into a low-growing clump of urn-shaped rosettes. Watch for one or more tall flower spikes to emerge in late winter or early spring.

The fantastic blooms are oversized and bold orange! Anywhere you place Hedgehog Aloe becomes a Pollinator Garden; these showy blooms bring a welcome dimension, and plenty of butterflies.

Indoors, the Hedgehog Aloe helps clean toxins from your air. These rough-textured plants become a noteworthy counterpoint to the beautiful geometry of Echeveria and the smooth, glossy leaves of ZZ Plant.

Hedgehog Aloe belongs in every serious collection. Our limited inventory won't last longorder today!

How to Use Hedgehog Aloe in the Landscape

Leverage the Hedgehog Aloe's robust good looks, easy care requirements and incredible blooms.You'll make a big statement for very little effort.

Place them in pockets throughout a dry rock garden to stabilize the soil. You'll appreciate these waterwise perennials with their incredible large orange blooms, and so will local pollinators.Partner with the sculptural charm of Octopus Agave.

They also make excellent container specimens in a curated collection to provide a strong visual impact. When in bloom, shift your pots to showcase their outstanding flowering display.

Effective interiorscapes rely on the juxtaposition of form and texture. Ground the sinuous upright foliage of Snake Plant with the inward-curved, low-lying, teethed rosettes of Hedgehog Aloe.

Plant a pair of Hedgehog Aloe in complementary pots. Then flank the pots on either side of a Monstera or Fiddle Leaf Fig as perfectly counterbalanced bookends.

Why not place one in your office? They'll become a playful warning to co-workers to stop taking all your paperclips.

This durable plant needs a nickname...perhaps Brutus, Pokey, Nero, Psicosis, Green Beret or Marlboro might suit. Don't be surprised by the depth of feeling you'll generate for this tough little customer.

You will be excited to see the flowers. Take time to notice the incremental growth of your houseplants.

Although interesting, the juicy leaves of this variety are not medicinal. Be sure to grow an Aloe barbadensis for healing ouchy, sunburned skin.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give your Hedgehog a place in full sun and well-drained soil. The more sun, the better the performance. Supplement with grow lights if needed.

Water consistently, but allow the top inch of the surface to dry out completely between watering. Do not overwater this plant.

For houseplants, it's best to water the soil, and not the foliage. Use sharply drained cactus soil mix, and a container with plenty of drainage holes.

After the blooms are done, snip back the stalk below the level of the leaves. Clear debris from the crown, using gloves to protect your hands.

Gift yourself and your plant fanatic friends a Hedgehog Aloe. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Hedgehog Aloe Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growing Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Aloe humilis x 'Hedgehog'
Type Houseplant
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 15 - 20 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No