A big collection of beautiful Agave, Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia succulent plants from Succulents Box. These pretty succulents are all members of the Asphodeloideae family, they are easy to care for, grow quickly, can tolerate drought, and perfect for indoor or outdoor gardens.
Even though they could look similar, there are quick ways to identify them. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, triangle-shaped. The inside of Aloe leaves is full of slimy, water-filled tissue while Agave, in most cases, have same triangle-shaped leaves but are larger than Aloe. Unlike Aloe and Agave, Gasteria have thick and fleshy, long but round-edged leaves. Lastly, Haworthia stays small, just a few inches in diameter. In comparison with the other three, Haworthia is the smallest in size.
Since these delightful little succulents are all related, they require a similar care:
These succulents prefer warm weather. Temperatures in the spring and fall are optimal for them. They can survive cool winter but will not do well under 40°F (4°C).
Full sun to Light shade. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow are recommended. The lack of sunlight can cause them to etiolate and lose their vibrant colors.
Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch (about every 2 weeks). Never let your succulents sit in water and do NOT water on the leaves. Don't forget to learn how to water your succulents the right way.
You can water more often if you live in areas with hot weather because your soil will dry out faster. Reduce watering in winter because the succulent can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for an extended amount of time.
We recommend to use a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil. For garden plantings, the ideal soil is sandy and well-drained soils.
They are hardy in U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11, but it is often grown as a houseplant.