Plant Care Tiger Tooth Aloe

Tiger Tooth Aloe

4.8 out of 5 (43 experiences)

Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Tiger Tooth Aloe

Many people are familiar with Aloe vera, but this genus of plants contains tons of other beautiful succulent plants that come in all sorts of colors! Their succulent leaves evolved to store water in dry climates, which makes them a perfect fit if you're a busy plant parent. With great care (and a lot of sunlight) you may even see your Aloe bloom! Their flowers grow out of a large spike and can be shades of red, orange, and yellow. 🔥

Taxonomy

Aloe juvenna
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Tiger Tooth Aloe

💦 Water

How often to water your Tiger Tooth Aloe

Water needs for Tiger Tooth Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Tiger Tooth Aloe needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tiger Tooth Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tiger Tooth Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tiger Tooth Aloe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tiger Tooth Aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Tiger Tooth Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tiger Tooth Aloe in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tiger Tooth Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tiger Tooth Aloe: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tiger Tooth Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tiger Tooth Aloe is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Tiger Tooth Aloe →

Common Tiger Tooth Aloe Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tiger Tooth Aloe thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Water Frequency →

Tiger Tooth Aloe Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tiger Tooth Aloe requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Light Requirements →

Tiger Tooth Aloe Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Tiger Tooth Aloe is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Tiger Tooth Aloe enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Tiger Tooth Aloe is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Tiger Tooth Aloe →

When and How to Successfully Repot Tiger Tooth Aloe →


💩 Fertilizer

Tiger Tooth Aloe should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Tiger Tooth Aloe →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Tiger Tooth Aloe to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Tiger Tooth Aloe is native to Southern Africa to India.


🌸 Flowers

Tiger Tooth Aloe produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tiger Tooth Aloe grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Tiger Tooth Aloe →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tiger Tooth Aloe can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tiger Tooth Aloe Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Tiger Tooth Aloe can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Tiger Tooth Aloe. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Tiger Tooth Aloe

Tiger Tooth Aloe

Tiger Tooth Aloe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 26
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 21
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Tiger Tooth Aloe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@Mandysr avatar
@@Mandysr
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 305 XP
globe Allendale Charter Township, MI
02/04/2022

Unfortunately it’s not pet safe, and can brown easily if not in the correct environment. But it is very cool to look at!

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
@Ellahoward avatar
@@Ellahoward
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe Portland, OR
12/22/2021

Hardy as hell - survived being left on a radiator (on accident!). All my other plants literally boiled and died, RIP. This guy just kept on truckin. Have had him since 2017 and he’s happy as a clam even after 4 moves, the radiator incident, and a puppy that took a particular liking to his potting soil. If you’re looking for something impossible to kill, he’s your guy.

Survivor Survivor
@Megan avatar
@@Megan
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 14,740 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Super easy. Doesn’t need much attention at all.

@NellBell85 avatar
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leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 495 XP
globe Boulder, CO
09/17/2021

My hubby brought this cutie home a few months ago & I love it! It’s easy to care for, & I love the leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Emilyt_1 avatar
@@Emilyt_1
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 353 XP
08/17/2021

This was one of the first plants I got and I’ve had it for quite a while (longer than any of my other plants anyway). I’ve put it in the wrong soil, to big a pot, left it without sun, gave it to much sun, not given it enough water, given it to much so that it browns and all through that it’s still survived
It’s such a good plant for beginners and is so easy to bring back from any incidents whilst also looking rlly cute

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@georginarose4 avatar
@@georginarose4
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 120 XP
07/16/2021

This plant is easy to care for as they don’t require you to do much! They love the sun and are beautiful when sat on the windowsill so not just wash to care for but beautiful too. Would definitely recommend if you’re just getting into buying real plants like me 💘

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
@vixx3 avatar
@@vixx3
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 85 XP
07/02/2021

cute and easy to maintain

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@RJG avatar
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leaf-1 129 Plants
xp 194,720 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/02/2021

Grows and grows and grows

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@rhiannaljones avatar
@@rhiannaljones
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 102 XP
06/01/2021

Super easy and great for beginners!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@cltrigg1805 avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Bristol, England
05/07/2021

very cute n easy to look after

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@cltrigg1805 avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Bristol, England
05/07/2021

very cute n easy to look after

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Cmmnsnse avatar
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, FL
04/08/2021

Dangerously beautiful, this is one of my favorite plants.

Survivor Survivor

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