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Aloe nobilis

Gold-Tooth Aloe

The golden spines on the edge of this succulent may look mean, but they won’t harm you. “Gold-Tooth Aloe” has green leaves that can turn orange when stressed or in full sun. It is deer resistant, and attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Watch for red blooms in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe nobilis “Gold-Tooth Aloe”

Aloe nobilis “Gold Tooth Aloe” is a great addition to a succulent container garden, rock garden, or even a terrarium. If you notice the tips of your “Gold-Tooth Aloe” turning brown, don't panic. It's typical as the Aloe grows for the tips to turn brown. If they are unsightly to you, simply break them off.


“Gold-Tooth Aloe” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Aloe nobilis “Gold-Tooth Aloe” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun, and can also be grown indoors.

How to Propagate Aloe nobilis “Gold-Tooth Aloe”

Aloe nobilis “Gold-Tooth Aloe” is a prolific propagator, growing many offsets. These offsets sprout up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

Often Confused With

Aloe perfoliata. Although they look somewhat similar, “Gold-Tooth Aloe” is a lighter green and smaller.