Golden Toothed Aloe, Aloe Nobilis, 4in Rooted, Potted Plant, Asphodelaceae
4in Rooted, Potted Plant
Name: Golden Toothed Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe Nobilis
A great indoor and outdoor plant, golden toothed aloe, loves to create large groupings and will readily do so if given the room. This clumping variety has spiked edges that are golden yellow in color, and is where it earns its namesake. When growing it will put out plenty of pups and will readily bloom in the summertime when established. This variety can tolerate light freezes, and the mucus from the inside of the leaves is often used to treat mild burns like sun burns.
Origination: South Africa
Recommended Uses: Ornamental, Medicinal (mild burns)
Height: 1-2 ft (30-60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9-10
Flower Color: Orange
Growing Instructions: Low Water, Moderate light to part sun
Water only once the soil becomes dry, any pots should also have proper drainage. Well-draining soil should also be used, cactus mixes are good and often contain extra perlite and sand. Roots should not remain saturated for extended periods. A weekly watering during the growing seasons (Spring/Summer) and less often during the dormant period (Winter) is usually more than enough water. Bright indirect light is preferred, although they will tolerate a shady area. Fertilize with ½ strength during the growing season. Avoid freezing temperatures, ideal temperatures are above 60° F (15° C), although they will tolerate lower temperatures (usually down to 20° F). Offsets can be separated and is the main method of propagation.