- Alligator Tongue Plant Description
- Alligator Tongue Plant Specs and Regions
- Alligator Tongue Water and Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
Haworthia Alligator Tongue is a small dark green succulent with recurved thick fleshy leaves. The tips of their leaves are each uniquely marked with white delicate stripes. An interesting variety to collect, with over 60 species. If exposed to full sun it will develop a copper tint. Haworthia leaves have leaf windows to let sunlight in to produce energy to grow. The rosettes are star shaped and stemless. A great plant to grow in wide shallow planters. They easily reproduce multiple clumps of babies in their growing season.
Native to: South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, and Mozambique
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: bright indirect
Bloomtime : late Winter through early Spring
Bloom Color : white
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks. Avoiding letting water sit in the rosette.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.