Its name derives from the Greek “Hesperos”, which means “western”, and from “Aloe” due to its resemblance to plants of this genus. They are characterized by being stemless and equipped with long succulent, fleshy and pointed leaves that over time open from the center forming rounded bushes that can reach up to one meter in height. In spring, long stems rise from the bushes, generally higher than the leaves, which bear brightly colored inflorescences (yellow or red) that can reach up to 1.5 meters in height. The splendid blooms make them widely used, in arid climates, as ornamental plants. Here are some simple tips for its proper care and cultivation: Hesperaloe adapts well to poor soils and arid climates, so it requires exposure to full sun or even partial shade, as long as it still receives a lot of light during all seasons. It requires little attention: it needs little water, it is sufficient to water it making sure that the soil is dry, once a week in spring and summer with a reduction every two months in autumn, and then completely suspend irrigation in winter. However, be careful to shelter it from the cold and wind, although if the ground is dry, it could survive temperatures close to freezing. A poor, sandy and stony and well-draining soil is optimal, for example formed by a mix of peat and pumice so that water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it will be sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.