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Gonialoe variegata

Tiger Aloe, Partridge-Breasted Aloe

Aloe variegata

  1. Lighting
    The Tiger Aloe grows best in part to full sun with a minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day. Summer afternoon sun is welcome.
  2. Soil
    Standard mixes for cacti and succulents can be used.
  3. Watering
    Let the soil dry out or nearly dry to about 90 % of the pots height between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed somewhat cooler during winter and also during hot summer weeks with temperatures of 30 °C (86 °C) or above.
  4. Feeding
    Feed every 4th to 8th week from spring to fall with standard liquid fertilizer. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature
    Gonialoe variegata can be grown warm the year round. A winter rest period at about 10 to 15 °C (50-59 °F) is also fine. Minimum temperature is 5 °C (41 °F). If the Tiger Aloe does not want to flower place it at 10-15 °C for 8 to 12 weeks.
  6. Propagation
    Seeds and offsets

Tiger Aloe

Aloe variegata
Aloe variegata is named after its sprenkled and variegated leaves. The botanical name has been changed to Gonialoe variegata in 2014.

Aloe variegata roots
Allow the soil to dry at least 90 % of the height of the pot between the waterings.

Aloe variegata offset
Offsets can be removed if they look like this one.

  1. Scientific name
    Gonialoe variegata (syn. Aloe variegata)
  2. Common name(s)
    Tiger Aloe, Partridge-Breasted Aloe, Kanniedood Aloe
  3. Family
    Asphodelaceae, Asphodeloideae subfamily
  4. Origin
    Namibia, South Africa
  5. Height
    20 to 30 cm
  6. Toxic
    Yes all plant parts

Gonialoe variegata

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