‘Variegata’ (also known as the Tiger Aloe) is a dwarf succulent that is native to South Africa. It’s very drought tolerant, easy to grow, and is similar in care to all other aloe veras. The leaves are triangular in shape and have intermittent spotting of pigmentation along its lengths - thus giving in a striped appearance, which would be the reason for its nickname of ‘Tiger Aloe’.Read More
‘Humilis’ is a very nice specimen that tends to get very large and filled with overlapping layers of pale blue spiny leaves. The little spines or bumps are technically known as tubercles and help protect the plant from potential predators in the wild.Read More
‘Castilloniae’ is a particularly rare specimen. It’s very collectible - probably due to its very distinct and shapely form, with tiny burgundy spikes poking out from its surface. It reminds me of a tiny little dragon curled up into a pot whenever I see it.Read More
‘Bright Ember’ is a particularly beautiful specimen, with tiny little serrated edges on its leaves as well as a peachy-orange tinge to its peripheral portions. The middle growing section turns a light gold when actively growing, and it throws up flowers regularly in the spring. A great aloe to have!Read More
Known as a remedy for sunburn as well as its culinary values in a coconut-water-like beverage, aloe veras are an easy houseplant, doing well both indoors by a bright window as well as enjoying the summer outside. When growing outdoors, they grow pretty quickly - but you can grow them easily on a windowsill or in a sunny area of your home.
If aloe veras don’t get enough light, they’ll get long and leggy and can fall over in their pot. To keep them from doing this, keep them exposed to a bright light source so they stay short and compact.
Aloe veras are a succulent plant native to desert areas, so need well-draining soil. You can kill your aloe vera if you overwater it - the extra moisture in soil causes the aloe vera’s roots and center to rot, so make sure the soil dries out between waterings.Read More