Tiger Tooth Aloe foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8
An interesting variety with heavily toothed reddish-purple leaves with white spots; does not bloom regularily, but when it does, it produces orange-red flowers in mid to late summer; a wonderful indoor container accent
Features & Attributes
Tiger Tooth Aloe's attractive succulent sword-like leaves emerge green, turning plum purple in color with distinctive white spots and tinges of coppery-bronze throughout the year. It features dainty racemes of orange tubular flowers with red overtones rising above the foliage from mid to late summer.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Tiger Tooth Aloe can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 40 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --