The Aloe squarrosa is a fantastic small short-stemmed succulent. It has smooth, compact triangular leaves. They also call it the Tiger-tooth Aloe because of the triangular leaf shape. Often confused with Aloe juvenna, but the squarrosa has smoother, spotted leaves.
Born in South Africa
The Aloe belongs to the family of the Xanthorrhoeaceae and grows in the vast and rugged landscape of South Africa, mostly in the area of Port Elisabeth. Some varieties grow like trees and they can mostly be found in the North-West of South Africa all the way to in Namibia. The plants are stiff and rough, provided with thick fleshy leaves in which the plant stores water to tide over during the dry spells. The South African flora belongs to the most important floras in the world. No less than 10% of all known types of plants can be found here.