Tiger Tooth Aloe: Care, Propagation, and Blooms
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that will add a pop of color to your home or outdoor space, consider the Aloe Juvenna ‘Tiger Tooth Aloe’. Native to Kenya, this clump-forming succulent is named after its menacing-looking spiny edges, which are harmless to touch. In this article, we will discuss how to care for, propagate, and encourage blooms in your Tiger Tooth Aloe plant.
Aloe Juvenna ‘Tiger Tooth Aloe’ Care
Indoor or Outdoor Plants?
Tiger Tooth Aloe plants can thrive both indoors and outdoors. Regardless of where you decide to keep your plant, providing the right potting mix and adequate sunlight are essential for its survival.
Indoor Lighting Requirements
Place your plant in a brightly lit location indoors, such as an east facing window. Avoid overwatering your plant and ensure it receives enough light to prevent it from wilting. You can supplement the lighting requirements by using grow lights, especially during dark winters.
For more tips on indoor lighting for succulents, check out our post on “Proper Lighting for Succulents Indoors” for helpful tips.
Outdoor Sunlight Requirements
Tiger Tooth Aloe plants can tolerate partial shade to full sun. They grow best in sunny areas that receive partial protection from full sun. If exposed to full sun, the plant may turn brownish-red in color. It is essential to acclimate the plant gradually to prevent sunburn or sun damage. Mature plants are more tolerant to heat than smaller plants.
For more information about outdoor sunlight requirements, please see our post “How Much Sunlight Do Succulents Need Outdoors?”.
Aloe Juvenna ‘Tiger Tooth Aloe’ plants require a well-draining soil mix that can help prevent root rot. A cactus potting mix combined with perlite for added drainage is an ideal solution. Alternatively, you can mix potting soil with coarse sand to create a sandy soil mix.
Watering your Tiger Tooth Aloe largely depends on the climate you live in. In general, they prefer drier conditions without being watered too frequently. It is best to water when the top inch of the soil feels dry, and the water drains easily from the pot’s bottom. In humid locations, you can water your plants less frequently. Avoid watering your plant when the soil is still damp, and adjust the frequency of watering based on the plant’s water intake.
If you notice your plant’s leaves turning yellow or brown, it may be due to watering or sunlight issues. Overwatering can lead to rotting, while sunburn can cause brown spots on the leaves. Ensure your plant receives adequate light and water, and gradually acclimate it to sunlight to prevent these issues.
Tiger Tooth Aloe plants produce pups and offsets that can be separated from the mother plant and used to propagate new plants. When removing a pup, ensure it has roots, or plant it in rooting hormone to add roots. Plant the pup in well-draining soil, water it lightly, and keep it in a shaded area with indirect sunlight until it’s established.
Tiger Tooth Aloe plants produce beautiful orange-coral flowers that need adequate lighting and nutrients to encourage bloom growth. Feeding them extra nutrients during the growing season and providing a wintering period, with temperatures just above freezing,