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Tiger Aloe

Aloe variegata

Classic sword-shaped thick leaves, uniquely marked with white stippling, add interest to any rock garden, xeriscape or succulent collection. Tall stalks of pink to red flowers add striking contrast. Popular winter-flowering houseplant in colder climates. Foliage develops a red-brown tint when drought stressed. Evergreen.
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Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAL-oh var-ee-GAY-tuh
LoreIn 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 MaturitySolitary rosette grows 12 in. tall and wide, slowly clumping.
Bloom TimeWinter to Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAgave (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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow Indoors in All Zones