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
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

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

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  • 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 March 15, 2019 Cuttings stuck
rooted in coco-chunks
Nevada_Mike On November 6, 2016 Obtained plant
hlutzow On October 5, 2019 Obtained plant
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