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Partridge Breast Aloe, Tiger Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe variegata L.
Synonym: Aloe variegata var. haworthii, Aloe punctata, Aloe ausana
Family: Asphodelaceae
Partridge Breast Aloe, Tiger Aloe (Aloe  variegata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18F (-7C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Western South Africa, Namibia

Growth Habits: Rosettes up to 12 inches tall (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep relatively dry, its main growing periods are spring and fall.


Aloe variegata is a very popular succulent plant in many areas of the world. It likes shade and does great on most window sills. It is one of the rare plants that does better in the house than in a greenhouse.

Blooming Habits:
The 1 foot tall stalk (30 cm) carries pink to red flowers with green edges. Aloe variegata blooms in winter.

Fruiting Habits:

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

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