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Aloe 'Lizard Lips'

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Scientific Name

Aloe 'Lizard Lips'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe 'Lizard Lips' is a beautiful dwarf succulent, up to 6 inches (6 cm) tall, that forms attractive rosettes of tapered, dark green leaves with mosaic patterns of lighter green. Margins of the leaves are creamy-white and are lined with tiny, white teeth. Orange tubular flowers on tall spikes appear throughout the year.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

Photo by The Belmont Rooster

How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.

These succulents are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. In the spring, repot Aloes that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During the repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Some varieties of Aloe will send off offsets that can be potted independently.

Aloe plants need intense bright light. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a succulent fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.

Origin

Aloe 'Lizard Lips' is a hybrid between Aloe descoingsii and Aloe calcairophila, and the result crossed with Aloe bellatula, created by John Bleck.

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