Originally, when it was first entering mass cultivation it was thought this time ‘Tiger Tooth’ was a juvenile form of a much larger Aloe. And was given the identification of ‘Aloe juvenna’ which later became its formal name.
The ‘Tiger Tooth’ Aloe goes in an upward rosette formation, creating long box-shaped stems that are prone to flopping over. The foliage is a bright green with cream-colored speckles and teeth along its edge. When it becomes happily sun-stressed the “tiger Tooth’ turns a blushed red hue.
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 6-9”
Plant Care Level: Easy
This little Aloe remains fairly compact when providing lots of light. Making it perfect for terrariums and small spaces; like an office desk or dorm room.
Aloe 'Tiger Tooth' Care Tips
How to care for information:
- Provide your Aloe with lots of bright light, Lower light conditions will cause the plant to stretch and elongate.
- Elongated foliage will cause the plant to lose its compact rosette formation and become incredibly bent.
- Prone to root rot if overwatered or watered too frequently in the winter.
The Aloe 'Tiger Tooth' Story
Where is it from?
The ‘Tiger Tooth’ Aloe is native to East Africa. And endemic to Kenya.
Who is the Aloe 'Tiger Tooth'?
This Aloe’s past has been long shrouded in mystery. Having always been common in cultivation its origins were up for discussion and speculation. Some thought It was a hybrid of Haworthia and aloe. It was not until the 1970s, that genetic testing confirmed that it did originate from Eastern Africa. And was its own species not a hybrid?
Is the Aloe 'Tiger Tooth' the right plant for me?
The 'Tiger Tooth' Aloe is easy to care for a little plant. Its succulent nature makes them excellent for busy individuals and terrariums. If you tend to overlove your plants with water and cannot provide lots of bright light, then this may not be the plant for you. But if you can find a nice sunny spot and reduce the watering to every two weeks this little plant will thrive!
Pet Friendly: No, mildly toxic.
Location Suggestions: Place your Aloe anywhere it can receive plenty of light! They look great on patios, in your office, or on the kitchen table.