Strongly spotted variegated leaves are green in shade and white in full sun, can get a pinkish tinge on the edges. Rosettes to 10″, clumps to 3 feet across.
Small hybrid, rosette clumping, gold in full sun
A. pearsonii x A. distans
Upright stems to 2ft, small rosettes. Dark green leaves will turn bright red in full sun. Large flower sprays, pendant bell-like blooms light pink.
A. bainesii x dichotoma
Fast growing to 20ft. w/thick trunk and peeling bark. Forms a canopy of few branches with large rosettes. Salmon flowers in Spring, can re-bloom in Fall. Originally placed into tissue culture for the trade by Rancho Soledad Nursery.
Aloe plicatilis hybrid. Grows to about 2ft. tall. Red flowers in late winter.
Small hybrid stemless aloe, spreading clusters, prolific orange blooms
Small clumping hybrid 6-12″ with strong spotting and pink edges
Spotted Aloe, small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges
A tall thin-leafed dark green grassy aloe. 18″ clumps with 2 to 3 ft. bloom stalks, orange flowers in summer and winter.
Dwarf aloe hybrid with spotted dark green leaves looks almost black in sun.
Small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges, dark leaves and pink spots.
A chalky blue compact vertical rosette, tightly clumping. Bright orange flowers in late winter through spring. Narrow leaves turn darker in full sun.
Deep bronze color in full sun, greener in shade, low aggressive clumper
Miniature aloe with striking markings. Part of the Fish series of Aloe hybrids.
A. arborescens “Yellow Torch”
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4ft. in Bay Area
Large solitary rosettes, very spiny leaves. Tall spikes of orange flowers.
3-4 feet fast growing succulent shrub with numerous blue-green leaves. Orange-red blooms in winter.
Single stemmed to 12ft. with a solitary rosette. Thick curved leaves with marginal spines. Great in coastal climates. Dried leaves can be pulled off the trunk as it grows.
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4 to 6ft. in Bay Area
Densely growing succulent with many 18” rosettes. Narrow recurved soft toothed leaves are pale green with stripes of yellow and cream.
Small, shrubby, spidery arms, shade tolerant
Branching tree to 50’+ tall, trunks to 10′ dia.; dark green recurved leaves
Dwarf aloe with dull green flowers. Stemless and clump-forming
Blue rosettes to 8″, spreads and mounds. Great as a groundcover or for rock gardens. Orange flowers.
Large stemless rosette; thick leaves, partly upright – green in shade, red in sun
Solitary and stemless, about 2 ft across with 2ft tall bloom stalks topped with bright orange flowers in winter, and plantlets along the bloom stalk. Coastal sun; shade further inland.
Fast growing succulent shrub with numerous green leaves that turn bright red in full sun; less water will also provoke red in the leaves. Orange-red blooms in winter.
Large stemless rosette, moderately spiny. Blush to dark red edges in full sun.
Many vertical stems, vining/climbing to 10ft.
Vertical stems to 3 feet tall, spreads wide. Orange flowers in late winter. “This plant can be used effectively on slopes, and provides a great barrier against fires when planted in wide enough swaths because of the tremendous amount of moisture stored in its leaves.”