Tiger Tooth Aloe Care Infographic

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Tiger Tooth Aloe Quick Care Guide

Tiger Tooth Aloe, or Aloe juvenna, is easy to grow at home. It thrives in warm, dry environments like most other succulents and cacti.

Light Requirements:

Aloe plants thrive with 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Full sun or partial shade during the afternoon when the sun is strongest is ideal.

In areas where it’s too cold to keep Aloe juvenna outdoors all year, use additional lighting.

12-16 hours under full spectrum grow lights will ensure this plant stays healthy if full sunlight is not available.

Water Requirements:

This species is drought tolerant and can go weeks without water. As a result, take care to prevent overwatering.

Water Tiger Tooth Aloe when the top 1-2 inches (3-5 cm) of the soil has completely dried to the touch. This equates to watering about once or twice every 2-3 weeks.

Depending on humidity levels and temperature, this factor is likely to change.

Carefully adjust watering frequency as needed with these succulents, but keep in mind that under watering is easier to fix than over watering.

Do not let plants sit in water. If you notice that the soil has remained soggy for extended periods of time (a few days), then it’s time for a soil transplant and a reduction in watering frequency.

Letting plants sit in stagnant water can result in root rot and the growth of bacteria and/or fungus.

Additionally, reduce watering frequency during the winter. This allows the succulent to enter a dormant phase in order to prepare for new growth in the spring.

During the winter cut watering back to about once or twice a month, taking careful note of the health of the plant.

Soil Requirements:

Similar to most other succulents and cacti, Aloe juvenna does best in well-draining soils specifically designed for cacti.

Store bought cactus/citrus mixes work well, as well as potting soil mixed with perlite, peat moss, sand, or gravel.

Also, placing larger rocks at the bottom of plant pots helps to improve drainage to prevent standing water.

Temperature Requirements:

This species does best in temperatures maintained around 70°F or around 21°C.

Tiger Tooth Aloe can survive in sustained temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C) and as high as 90°F (32°C) and higher for a short time.

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