- Botanical Name: Aloe juvenna
- Common Name(s): Tiger Tooth Aloe
- Light: Medium, Bright
- Water: Minimal
- Soil: Succulent/Cactus Mix
- Pet Friendly: No
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Description & Care Instructions:
Native to Kenya, the Tiger Tooth's leaves are bright green (reddish to brown in full sun), toothy, and flecked with cream-white prominent spots. Porous soil with adequate drainage is best. Only water the plant thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. This plant does best in temperatures of 60 - 80 °F.
Tiger Tooth will do best with bright light but will accept medium lighting conditions. Place your Tiger Tooth near a sunny window or on a window sill that does not get direct sunlight in the afternoon.
Being a succulent, this plant will not need to be watered frequently. Only water once the soil seems dry. Do not overwater or saturate your Tiger Tooth. This will cause root rot and the succulent will die.
Temp & Humidity:
Tiger Tooth Likes warmer temperatures typically between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 27 C). Do not expose to temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 C).
Use a good quality cactus/succulent potting mix. These plants will not need to be repotted often, only once they have outgrown their container.
Using a small amount of liquid fertilizer for repotted plants and propagation will encourage new growth.
Toxicity to pets:
"The toxic compound in aloe is saponins, which is a naturally occurring detergent found in various desert plants such as Yucca schidigera and Aloe vera. Unfortunately, saponins are toxic to cats as well as dogs, birds, and lizards. Symptoms of aloe poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, tremors, and a change in urine color." - SFGATE (https://homeguides.sfgate.com/cats-aloe-plants-49084.html)