General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 10 inches
Plant Spread: 2-3 inches per rosette
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Inflorescence Height: 10 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Tiger Tooth Aloe
  • Aloe
Also sold as:
  • Aloe squarrosa 'Liliaceae'

Photo Gallery
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
A view from the side of my two young Tigers
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-01-29
Pretty savage for a lil' guy... sharp teeth and prickles top and
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-08-07
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
Uploaded by peettee79
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-08-25
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
My two young Tigers
Location: CA
Date: 5/19/2020
My tiger tooth aloe is doing well
Location: CA
Date: 5/19/2020
My tiger tooth aloe is doing well
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-07-18
Leaf undersides have more tubercles than the tops do.
Location: Baja California
Date: 2014-09-06

Date: September 3, 2021

Date: 2017-10-13
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-09-11
8 inch pot
Location: South facing window in Maryland
Date: 2024-01-22
Hanging tiger tooth aloe
Location: Baja California
Date: 2012-04-06
Uploaded by jeffgreen
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-23
8 inch pot
Location: Maryland
Date: 2016-04-15

Date: 2013-05-01
Uploaded by skopjecollection
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-09-06
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-09-06
Location: Bay Area California
Date: December 2021

Date: 2021-08-03
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan
Date: September 11, 2010
Photo by KENPEI

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-09-08
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-01-23
Rootless cuttings
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Nov 13, 2016 7:42 PM concerning plant:
    Small, clumping East African highland aloe with short, bumpy, triangular leaves. Very common and prolific in cultivation. Does okay in full sun but better with a little protection. Does not tolerate extreme heat. Has been used for hybrids. Often confused with Aloe squarrosa, a different, much less common plant which can be distinguished by its recurved leaves. Both of these plants are sometimes called Aloe zanzibarica in the trade, but that is an obsolete name specific for squarrosa (only). Neither is from Zanzibar. Details here.

    The thread "Aloes" in Cactus and Succulents forum
Plant Events from our members
skylark On September 15, 2021 Cuttings took
rooted in cocochips in 2 tall pots
skylark On March 15, 2019 Cuttings stuck
rooted in coco-chunks
Nevada_Mike On November 6, 2016 Obtained plant
hlutzow On October 5, 2019 Obtained plant
cuttings
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