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African/Tiger Aloe

African/Tiger Aloe

Regular price $9.90 USD
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Plant Type: Aloes
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Spread: 18-24 inches
Flower Color: orange-red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The African or Tiger Aloe, scientifically known as Aloe variegata, is a small and strikingly patterned succulent. This species is often admired for its compact size and ornamental appearance, growing about 12 to 18 inches in height and spreading 18 to 24 inches.

Aloe variegata features dense rosettes of fleshy, triangular leaves that are dark green with distinct light green to white banding, resembling tiger stripes, hence the common name "Tiger Aloe." The leaf margins are smooth, making it a user-friendly addition to any garden or indoor plant collection.

Native to South Africa and Namibia, this aloe is well-suited for arid and semi-arid environments. It's an ideal choice for rock gardens, succulent gardens, and as a container plant. Its modest size and striking leaf pattern make it particularly well-suited for windowsills, patios, and other areas where its beauty can be appreciated up close.

Tiger Aloe thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. Like most aloes, it is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering, especially during the cooler months.

During late winter or early spring, Aloe variegata produces spikes of vibrant orange-red flowers, which add a splash of color and attract pollinators. These flowering spikes rise above the foliage, creating a delightful contrast with the dark green and white-striped leaves.

Overall, the African/Tiger Aloe is a highly ornamental, easy-to-care-for plant that adds visual interest to any setting. Its unique leaf patterning and vibrant blooms make it a popular choice for succulent enthusiasts and gardeners looking for eye-catching, low-maintenance plants.

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