Botanical name: Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe
Species of Aloe
'Crosby's Prolific' Aloe
'Crosby's Prolific' Aloe was created from Aloe nobilus and Aloe humilus. This aloe is a small evergreen succulent with fleshy lance-shaped leaves that have pointy translucent teeth. Though it is normally bright green, this aloe turns pink when stressed. It produces many offset plants, or "pups," which led to the name "prolific."
Black-thorn aloe is a succulent plant that is native to Madagascar. It is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that can survive in various climates, from hot and dry to cooler temperatures. It has black spines, which are found along the edges of its leaves. These spines help protect the plant from predators, as well as from excessive sun exposure.
Aloe speciosa comprise a large genus of shrubby succulent plants with a wide variety of forms. Most members have a distinct rosette of leaves at the base with no stem and grow in warm, dry climates. Many species are cultivated for their pointy, toothed, decorative foliage, or colorful flower clusters.
Spider aloe was given the species name "humilis," which means "low-growing," because it is one of the smaller members of the aloe family. Its small stature coupled with upright, evergreen leaves makes it a popular houseplant. This easy to care for plant does not require much water or fertilizer. The occasional red flower stems are an added bonus.
Dune aloe grows massively, reaching up to 3 m tall with swaths of giant yellow rosettes. These distinctive flowers are powerful attractors for bees, birds, and butterflies. Dune aloe was aptly named for its native habitat among the dunes of South Africa.
Zebra leaf aloe
Zebra leaf aloe is a succulent with stunning striped leaves. This plant produces tall spikes of tubular, red-orange flowers and can attract bees and birds.
African aloe is a large, tree-like succulent plant that can grow up to 4 meters high. It produces striking flower raceme that attracts various sunbird species. It is cultivated as a garden plant in warm climates, mostly as a part of coastal gardens or rockeries.
The mountain aloe (Aloe marlothii) is a succulent plant noted for its competence to thrive and enrich a deserted landscape. It can grow tall and is single-stemmed. Tapering bluish-green leaves have red-brown spines along the edges. The mountain aloe is also a home remedy plant in some cultures of Southern Africa; its blooming flowers attract hummingbirds.
Bitter aloe is a popular medicinal plant in Southern Africa. It is also known to attract birds to the garden with its vibrant orange flowers.
Mitre aloe leaves are hard, plump, and juicy. They have pale yellow, serrate, fleshy thorns on the leaf margin. The plant is slow-growing, shade-tolerant, drought-tolerant, and is often potted indoors and put on computer desks, coffee tables, or in a study. It is intolerant of low temperatures; temperatures must remain above 10 ℃ in the winter to avoid frost damage.
Chinese aloe (Aloe vera var. chinensis) is an aloe species related to the well-known aloe vera plant. While some variants of aloe vera are edible, chinese aloe is not. This species is originally from South Africa, but is now cultivated around the world in gardens as an ornamental succulent.
Tiger aloe (Aloe variegata) is an evergreen succulent species native to South Africa and Namibia. Tiger aloe is also commonly known as partridge-breasted aloe and is commonly cultivated as an ornamental species. This species cannot grow in cold or wet regions, and must be grown indoors under glass during the winter in cold areas. Tiger aloe was among the first plants cultivated in Cape Town by the Dutch East India Company. Sunbirds are fond of tiger aloe nectar.
Each Aloe polyphylla leaf grows dense, almost stemless, and has a few serrations at its margin. In the seedling stage, the leaves grow opposite to each other, but as the plant gets older, its leaves grow in a distinctive spiral shape. The leaves' direction of rotation is not fixed, with some to the left and some to the right. The adult plant is large-sized, making it more suitable for direct planting in the ground.
Soap aloe (Aloe maculata) is an evergreen succulent perennial that will grow to 46 cm tall and 61 cm wide. It has sword-shaped, spotted leaves that turn pinkish red in full sun and bluish green in the shade. It blooms from winter to spring with coral orange flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees. Tolerant to both drought and salt, it grows well in coastal gardens and rock gardens.
The hardy aloe is a succulent plant native to South Africa's high-altitude habitats. It's tough and sturdy, with bright yellow flowers. This succulent is one of the hardiest aloes and is ideal for growing as an ornamental outdoors. The flowers of this plant are very appealing to bees.
Aloe vera is an evergreen succulent species native to the Arabian Peninsula. The thick leaves are filled with gooey flesh that stores water for survival in its native desert territories. Aloe vera has become a popular houseplant and is also incorporated into a wide range of cosmetics and skin-care products.
Fez aloe comprise a large genus of shrubby succulent plants with a wide variety of forms. Most members have a distinct rosette of leaves at the base with no stem and grow in warm, dry climates. Many species are cultivated for their pointy, toothed, decorative foliage, or colorful flower clusters.
Aloe hereroensis comprise a large genus of shrubby succulent plants with a wide variety of forms. Most members have a distinct rosette of leaves at the base with no stem and grow in warm, dry climates. Many species are cultivated for their pointy, toothed, decorative foliage, or colorful flower clusters.
Zebra leaf aloe 'Dannyz'
Zebra leaf aloe 'Dannyz' has showy leaves that have dark green centers with orange flecks and standout orange leaf borders. In contrast, the parent plant zebra leaf aloe has green and white leaves. This succulent is grown mainly for its showy leaves.
Coral aloe is an elegant South African succulent that has tremendous ornamental appeal for its fleshy leaf cluster and coral pink flower stems and leaf margins. The Latin name striata means “lined” and refers to the subtle linear markings on its leaves. This drought-tolerant plant is well suited to rock gardens or as a houseplant in cooler climates.
Jemen aloe (Aloe squarrosa) is one of three Aloe species indigenous to the island of Socotra, Yemen, where it can be found on limestone cliff faces and rocky areas. It is frequently confused with more common Aloes, but can be distinguished with a careful look as the jemen aloe's leaves curve backward away from the plant's center.
Tiger tooth aloe
Aloe juvenna gets its common name, tiger tooth aloe, from its menacing-looking spiny teethed leaves. However, this plant is all bark and no bite, as the spines are harmless and will not prick you if touched. In 1979 some unknowing person incorrectly labeled the plant as "possible juvenile Aloe," which turned into the Latin word "juvenna," which eventually became the official species name.
Blue Elf Aloe
Blue Elf Aloe is a popular, tight-clumping evergreen aloe that is named for its pointy blue-gray leaves. This aloe produces distinctive orange flowers from early winter to early spring. A lover of high temperatures and poor soil, blue Elf Aloe is the perfect plant to put in a rock garden.
Candelabra aloe (*Aloe arborescens*) is a flowering succulent species native to Southern Africa. Candelabra aloe attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. This species is related to the well-known species Aloe vera. The Latin name Aloe arborescens means tree-like. In South Africa, it is commonly planted around livestock enclosures as a type of living fence or security border.