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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 inches

Tiger Tooth Aloe, a native perennial of Kenya, has more roar than its bite. If you are searching for a unique plant to inspire conversation and add color to your home or office, this cactus is keen to comply. Tiger Tooth Aloe possesses rosettes of triangular evergreen leaves speckled with white protruding spots that, while appearing menacing, are actually amenable to the touch. A striking succulent, this house plant adores bright, indirect light, warm temperatures, and sandy, desert-like soil. If afforded ample light and heat, Tiger Tooth Aloe also produces flamboyant-crimson flowered stalks during the summer.

Best Locations For Growing Tiger Tooth Aloe

Tiger Tooth Aloe will thrive in any room with bright, indirect light, temperatures hovering around 70°, and humidity levels ranging between 50% to 70%. A fine example of a room with these conditions is a bathroom.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Sunlight Requirements

Tiger Tooth Aloe thrives in bright, indirect light to low light. A south-facing or east-facing window will provide ample amounts of light for this evergreen succulent; if exposed to direct light, its verdant leaves will turn red to reddish-brown. Don’t expose this succulent to direct light for too long. If you do, this house plant may suffer from sunburn. 

Tiger Tooth Aloe Plant Care

Tiger Tooth Aloe does not require frequent pruning; however, to encourage growth and avert disease, remove dead leaves from this succulent as they appear.

This cactus prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil for cacti and succulents; to mix your own, amend indoor potting soil with sand or perlite. This mix should provide an ideal home for your new succulent. 

This cactus can be propagated by the use of seeds or cuttings. If you prefer using seeds, plant them in sandy or rocky soil amidst moderate temperatures. These seeds should sprout in a week or two. If you prefer to propagate by using cuttings, however, cut a stem just below a node and wait until the cut heals. Then, place the stem in moist soil. The cutting should root within a few weeks. 

Since Tiger Tooth Aloe grows slowly, repotting is not required frequently. If, however, this house plant appears to be root bound or the foliage growth is so great that the cactus tips over, simply repot this succulent into a pot that is one to two inches larger than the old pot.

Finally, a 6-inch pot is a good-sized pot to use as a starter home for your new Tiger Tooth Aloe plant. 

Watering Tiger Tooth Aloe

This cactus is susceptible to root rot; to avert fungal disease, conduct a moisture check before watering. Insert your finger one to two inches below the surface of the soil. If the soil is dry, then, water. If not, wait a day or two to do another moisture check.

Feeding Tiger Tooth Aloe

Tiger Tooth Aloe does not require a lot of fertilizer. Feed this succulent a balanced fertilizer during the spring and remainder of the growing season. Avoid applying fertilizer during the winter months.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 24 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange, Pink
Flower Shade/Description: Orange-Coral
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Bright Green with Cream-White Spots
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Moderate - High
Common Name: Tiger Tooth Aloe
Other Name(s): Tiger Tooth Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe juvenna
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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