by Maddy


**Apologies for lack of quality in photos.

You can see the shape, colour and form of the succulent in the photo. It has very small spines coming off the edge of each leaf, and at the tip of the leafs is a longer, but quite flimsy, spine.

Also I bought it in Australia.

Please tell me what type of succulent I have!
Thankyou 🙂

Drought Smart Plants reply:

Hi Maddy, it’s hard to tell from the picture if this is an Aloe or Agave.

If the spike at the end of the leaf is very sharp, this would be an Agave. Aloe don’t tend to have this sharp pointed thorn at the ends of the leaves, just many teeth along each edge.

Just throwing this out there, but it resembles my other favorites, Haworthia, which are similar.

Maybe looking at these pictures will give you a better idea of what it is.

You can see how to care for it on the succulent care page, whether it’s Aloe or Agave, or even something else entirely.

All succulent plants require is well drained soil, being allowed to dry out between waterings, and bright light. If you give it all these things, your succulent will thrive in your care.

Good luck,