Aloe jaws

Friendly spines

Aloe jaws is a spiral-shaped succulent with small and soft yellow & white spines. The spines of Aloe jaws refer to the shark from the American film Jaws. It is distinctive on account of its dark green colour and pointy leaves, and often consists of only a single rosette.


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.

Aloe jaws
FAMILY Asphodelaceae
melanacantha A. Berger
PLANT PATENT ‘Ovaljaws’ (Patent by OVATA)
TRADE NAME Aloe jaws

The spiral-shaped leaves with soft spines reveal the beauty of Aloe jaws. The spines refer to the shark from the American film Jaws.


Color: In principle the plant can be put in almost any place in the house you like: from the window sill on the north side to the bedroom, as long as it is not in full sun.
Location: Partial shade or shade.
Water: The plant only needs a little water and therefore can do without for a fairly long period of time. Moderate watering once a month is sufficient.
Intended for decoration and not for consumption.