Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: Orange
Toxic: Can be toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Aloe Zanzibarica
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Tiger Tooth Aloe, Aloe juvenna"
Placing "Tiger Tooth Aloe, Aloe juvenna" in full sun to light shade is key for its growth and health. Look for a spot that gets around 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, but also offers plenty of shade during the hottest parts of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Aloe Zanzibarica from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Aloe Zanzibarica also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Offsets are an easy and reliable way to propagate succulents, like Aloe Zanzibarica. With just a few simple steps, you can get a brand-new plant from an existing one.
Aloe Zanzibarica has high levels of calcium oxalate, a substance that is toxic to both humans and animals. Ingesting parts of this succulent can cause skin irritation, difficulty breathing, blurred vision and vomiting in severe cases. Keep children and pets away from ""Tiger Tooth Aloe, Aloe juvenna"" and regularly inspect for signs of damage or consumption.
Pests and Diseases
Aloe Zanzibarica can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as snails, aphids, and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.