Everything you need to know about the Aloe Variegata

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What is an Aloe Variegata

The Aloe Variegata is one of around 450 different types of plants which form the Aloe genus. All of them are succulents and this particular stunning variety is commonly known as the Tiger Aloe. It has a couple of other nicknames, including the Partridge Breast Aloe. Like it’s common relatives, the sap of this plant has healing qualities and in the wild you’ll find it in South Africa and Namibia.

How do you care for an Aloe Variegata

Like other aloes, the Aloe Variegata likes a warm, bright environment, and easy on the water. The biggest killer for this plant is too much water, causing rot. The rule of thumb is give it a good drink, rarely. Make sure it’s allowed to dry out between watering.

The stripe like patterns on the foliage are super pretty.

The stripe like patterns on the foliage are super pretty.

What to look out for

The Aloe Variegata can flower during the warmer months in its native spots, but if you provide it with enough heat and light, you can get similar results here in the UK. If you’ve got a conservatory, it’ll be happy there in the summer months. The flowers can be pink, salmon pink or orange.

How do we use them at Heron Hawker

Because of its drought loving tendencies, the Aloe Variegata make brilliant plants for our dry succulent terrariums. They’ll make happy neighbours with cacti or other succulents, or work perfectly well on their own. Just like this Aloe terrarium!

Aloe Succulent Terrarium

Want an Aloe Variegata in your life? Fire us a plant stock request and we will get some in!