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Aloe 'Hellskloof Bells' succulent care and propagation informationPin

Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells'

This tall plump-leaved Aloe grows in clumps. Green leaves turn red in full summer sun, and cold temperatures in winter. Tall spikes with red or orange bell-shaped flowers can appear on mature plants in the fall.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 24″ (60 cm) wide

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Can be toxic to pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells'

Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells' is a slow-growing succulent, but can grow quite tall and live for a very long time. It can take up to 10 years for a mature plant to produce flowers.

Watering

Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Hellskloof Bells' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It suffers from stretching when grown indoors.

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How to Propagate Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells'

Aloe ‘Hellskloof Bells' can be propagated from cuttings or offsets, although you may experience the best success with offsets.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Hellskloof Bells' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove the rosette from the top of the plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Offsets

‘Hellskloof Bells' from 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.

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