Aloe, Tiger Tooth Aloe


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Aloe, Tiger Tooth Aloe, Aloe juvenna , 4in Potted, Rooted Succulent, All Organic Materials

4in Potted, Rooted Plant

Name: Tiger Tooth Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe juvenna
Family: Asphodelaceae

A great indoor and outdoor plant, tiger tooth aloe or aloe juvenna, is a smaller variety of aloe. This clumping variety tends to have much shorter leaves with spiked edges, and is where it earns the tigers tooth namesake. When growing it will do so more upright, stacking perpendicular sets of spotted leaves. This variety can tolerate light freezes, and also gains a reddish brown color when given extra sunlight.

Origination: Kenya
Recommended Uses: Ornamental, Medicinal (mild burns)
Height: 1 ft (30 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. Offsets can be separated and is the main method of propagation.


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