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Tiger Tooth Aloe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aloe Zanzibarica

 

Tiger Tooth Aloe

This is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy. Zanzibarica has rosettes of small toothed lime green leaves with white bumpy spots, and produces new lateral plantlets quite readily. In Spring each rosette produces a stem, or scape, topped with a conical head of red tubular flowers that are attractive to bees and birds

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plant Features
  • Tiger Tooth Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tiger Tooth Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tiger Tooth Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tiger Tooth Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Tiger Tooth Aloe

Latin name

Aloe Zanzibarica

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tiger Tooth Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tiger Tooth Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tiger Tooth Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Tiger Tooth Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tiger Tooth Aloe is 0.35meters x 0.25meters 0.35 M 0.25 M

Aloe Zanzibarica

This is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy. Zanzibarica has rosettes of small toothed lime green leaves with white bumpy spots, and produces new lateral plantlets quite readily. In Spring each rosette produces a stem, or scape, topped with a conical head of red tubular flowers that are attractive to bees and birds


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in good cactus compost, or a loamy compost with added sand, for drainage.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Carefully remove side-shoots when they are large enough to handle, cutting them away from the parent plant. Make sure they have some root, and re-pot.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

Downward hanging flowers grow on spikes, and can be white, yellow, orange or red. They usually appear in Summer, but can be seen irregularly through the year.

 
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