|Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’
|Spring to summer.
|USDA Zone 9b to 11b.
|Average Mature Height & Width:
|It grows 6 inches to 1 foot tall and 9 inches to 2 feet wide.
|Dormant during the colder season, particularly winter.
|When ingested, Aloe Crosby’s Prolific is toxic to animals and humans. Make sure to avoid leaving your kids and pets unsupervised with this plant.
Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific is an evergreen succulent with deep green leaves with white to translucent lines. It is also known to have teeth along the edges. When exposed to bright sunlight, the leaves will instantly turn red. Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’s leaves form into a rosette, and this succulent is stemless. When they bloom from late winter to early spring, you can expect tubular bright orange flowers to appear. The root of Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific might be prone to root rot. Make sure that the succulent has proper drainage.
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Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ Care
Watering: Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific is used in hot weather conditions. Therefore, it only needs little to no watering for an extended period. When watering your succulent, what is essential is to make sure that there is no excess water left.
Light: This succulent prefers plenty of indirect or partial sunlight. During the colder months, your Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific can also survive direct sunlight.
Soil: This succulent can be planted in almost any medium soil mixture with proper drainage. You can even create your mixture by combining ⅓ cup of coarse sand with ordinary garden soil. Aloe Crosby’s Prolific prefers the soil’s pH level to be around 7.0-8.5 or acid-neutral.
Fertilizer: Take note that this succulent is not dependent on fertilizers. If you want to feed with fertilizer, only do it during its growing season.
Temperatures: 25°F to 50°F (-3.9°C to +10°C) is suitable for this succulent to grow. If the temperatures go up or below this range, you should protect your succulent.
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Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ Growth
This type of succulent can be propagated through offsets. Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ will produce small offsets from the base of its healthy mother plant. You may pull up the small offsets. Allow the offsets to be callous for a few days before replanting.
This is crucial to avoid any fungal infection in your new plant. Trimming your succulent is only required to maintain its shape. It is also important to prune to remove any dead or dying leaves to avoid the spread of any diseases. The ideal time to repot is when it has already outgrown its current pot. When repotting, carefully remove the roots, use well-draining soil, and use a proper pot with drainage.
Before you go …
In summary, Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’ is a special type of Aloe plant that is known for its unique features and pretty appearance. It’s easy to take care of, making it a popular choice for gardens or inside homes. If you give it the right conditions and care, this Aloe can grow well and add beauty to your surroundings.
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