Named after the wife of the famed succulent hybridizer who created it, Aloe ‘Minnie Belle’ provides the perfect pop of green to any home. The chubby, pointed leaves are accented by white speckling and dramatic white teeth along the margins, and the stacked growth pattern of the rosettes is especially eye-catching. Reaching up to 12 inches tall and wide, this variety makes a great ‘filler’ component in an arrangement, or can easily stand alone as an accent on a sunny countertop or windowsill.
Like all Aloe varieties, ‘Minnie Belle’ stores a great deal of water in her thick leaves, making it imperative to avoid overwatering. Follow the ‘soak and dry’ method, watering thoroughly only once the soil has had a chance to completely dry out, and be sure to use a porous soil mix and a well-draining pot. Bright light and ample airflow will help ward off rot while encouraging ample growth – and can even help the plant produce an annual display of rich red blooms, rising on spikes above the foliage, as well as distinct coppery blushing along the margins of each leaf!
Take care to protect this variety from frost during the winter months, as it is not cold hardy.
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