ID this plant, please?

Asked August 26, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT

I am fairly certain it is an Aloe plant, but would like confirmation. Also, care tips and repotting tips would be appreciated! I am sure it will outgrow its current pot.

Comanche County Oklahoma houseplants aloe vera

1 Response

Thanks for your plant ID question! You do indeed have a lovely specimen of the Aloe family. I believe it's a Tiger Aloe (Aloe Variegata). It is a succulent, so the worst thing you can do to it is over water it. Make sure the container drains, and let the soil dry off completely before re-watering. (They are from sub-Saharan Africa). Fertilize once a month or so with a weak fertilizer. It doesn't need direct sunlight, but prefers strong light, and may eventually bloom. Depending upon the sub-species, it can grow to as much as 8 to 12 inches tall.

Enjoy!