Three succulents in a decorative ceramic pot including 2 Tiger Tooth Aloe and an African Emeralds plant.
Tiger Tooth Aloe
This small succulent is native to Kenya. It grows upright to 12 inches tall and starts branching from the base of the stem. The plant sports bright green leaves which turn red or brown when receiving plenty of sunlight. These leaves have toothy margins (hence the name Tiger Tooth Aloe) and creamy white spots all over. The teeth look sharp, but they are gentle to the touch. As the plant grows, the leaves are stacked on top of each other creating a unique structure. This is a wonderfully easy Aloe for indoor growing!
Haworthia Retusa "African Emeralds"
African Emeralds is a petite succulent that grows in a rosette pattern and the fleshy leaves have translucent "windows" at the tips with lines running through them. They form tight rosettes of angular leaves. Haworthia is an intriguing genus related to the Aloe. This popular succulent is native to South Africa and is easy to grow. It tolerates low light and cool temps, but needs to be kept above freezing. African Emerals is non-toxic to humans and pets.
Succulents are very drought tolerant and only need to be watered every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to completely dry out in between watering. Over-watering can lead to root rot, so be sure to err on the side of too little rather than too much.
Here are a few tips for watering your succulents:
- Water deeply, but less often. It’s better to give your plants a good soaking once or twice a week than to water them lightly every day.
- Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. Don’t let your succulents sit in soggy soil, as this can lead to root rot.
Following these tips will help you keep your succulents healthy and happy. Just remember that these plants are tough and resilient, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit with your watering schedule. Soon, you’ll find the perfect balance for your plants.