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Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’

This bright green succulent’s long, tapered leaves are covered in translucent “teeth”. When it is happily stressed, it turns pink. It is a hybrid of Aloe nobilis and an Aloe humilis var. echinatum.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent. Sensitive to over-watering.

  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Can be toxic to animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’

‘Crosby’s Prolific’ has bright orange flowers that attract birds. It is also deer resistant, and an excellent addition to rock and container gardens.

Watering

‘Crosby’s Prolific’ tends to need a bit less water than other succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’

Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ is a prolific propagator, growing many offsets. While you may think that you should be able to propagate ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ from leaves, this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.

Offsets

Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

Pairs Well With

Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

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