Aloe juvenna, Tiger Tooth Aloe, is one of the most beautiful of the smaller Aloes with a white flecked variegation and toothy yet soft spines on the marginal edges of the foliage. Endemic to Kenya it is frost-tender and makes an ideal and dramatic houseplant. It can be placed outdoors in the summer months but - like many succulents - the foliage tends to turn pinkish in the sun and a semi-shady aspect is best to avoid this. It is fast-growing and quickly sends out many offsets, forming an attractive clump with many tall rosettes.
Aloe juvenna looks best in a low wide terra cotta container with a very free-draining substrate that has had plenty of grit, shingle, sand and perlite added to the mix. Indoors it needs to be placed near a window or skylight where it will get as much light as possible. Don't overwater it in the summer and it should not be watered at all during the winter months from October through to March.
|Cultivation||Best in a container as a houseplant. Can go outdoors in summer, usually turning pink in full sun. Semi-shade is ideal. Water during summer, keep dry in winter. Bring indoors in October. A well-drained soil to which sand, grit, and perlite has been added|
|Hardiness||Frost tender. Bring indoors for the winter. Best as houseplant in a well-lit position|
Beautiful AloeArrived in very good condition and a good size, it's been in my home for a couple of weeks and seems quite happy.
A good sizeA familiar plant to most, this is a good size and well worth it.
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