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Care of the plant Aloe juvenna or Tiger-tooth Aloe.

Care of the plant Aloe juvenna or Tiger-tooth Aloe

The genus Aloe is included in the subfamily Asphodeloideae (family Xanthorrhoeaceae), which comprises about 500 species of succulent plants native to Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. Some species are: Aloe juvenna, Aloe ferox, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe barberae, Aloe aristata, Aloe arborescens, Aloe aculeata, Aloe variegata, Aloe striata, Aloe vera, Aloe x spinosissima, Aloe mitriformis, Aloe marlothii, Aloe maculata, Aloe plicatilis, Aloe thraskii, Aloe tenuior, Aloe suprafoliata.

Common name: Tiger-tooth Aloe. This species is native to Kenya, Africa.

They are small aloes that branch at the base forming rosettes of leaves arranged in a spiral on the stem that reach 20-25 cm in height. The leaves are triangular in shape (with small white teeth on the margin) and are light green with white spots; if they receive a lot of sun they adopt reddish and brown tones. They produce tubular flowers, orange, pink or yellow in color, on flower stems above the leaves. They can bloom at different times of the year.

They are used in pots due to their small size but also to cover slopes, rockeries or edges.

Aloe juvenna can grow in full sun exposures but prefers light shade avoiding direct sunlight in the hottest hours of the day.

Soil can be a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents if grown in a pot. Outdoors they can be grown in any well-drained soil.

Water moderately throughout the year, waiting until the soil has dried; in winter reduce watering to a minimum (suspend outdoors).

Fertilize with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulent plants once a month in spring and summer.

Prune withered flower stems and dry or damaged branches.

If there is no excess watering, they do not have pest and disease problems.

Propagation is done by rooting, at the beginning of the summer, the shoots that it produces at the base in a sandy and slightly humid substrate.

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