Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||AL-oh var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Lore||In their natural range, tiger aloe are found in fast draining, gritty soils where rainfall is infrequent. They can withstand periods of drought by storing moisture in their leaves, which have a resilient waxy cuticle covering their surface. Tiger aloe has healing sap, like the more common varieties.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Solitary rosette grows 12 in. tall and wide, slowly clumping.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Agave (Agave); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Sedum (Sedum); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)|
Grows easily in lean, loose, sandy or rocky, fast-draining soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot summer regions. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; drought tolerant once established, particularly in coastal regions. Avoid excess water during cooler months.
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