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
Commonly grown for its thick gel-filled leaves, leaves can be trimmed to use as Aloe vera. Not frost-hardy, we recommend groing them indoor.
(For outdoor, we recommend Aloe arborescens, also grown commercially for it’s gel.)
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.
Cute spiny rosettes, dark burgundy colored in full sun. Orange flowers. Sprawling clusters, low to the ground.
Many vertical stems, vining/climbing to 10ft.
Aloiampelos ciliaris “Firewall”
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.”
Low growing Aloe, creeps along the ground. Wide pointed green leaves with marginal teeth shows reddish blush in sun. Pink flowers in winter.
Grass-aloe grows in tight clumps with tall stalks with orange blooms. Edible shoots and flowers.
Single rosette; vase-shaped, glossy dark-green leaves, to 3ft.
Clusters of elongated rosettes, can grow a thick trunk and large rosettes reaching 4ft tall. Red blooms. Greyish-green leaves turn reddish-brown in sun with red edged marginal teeth.
Clusters of elongated rosettes will grow 3 to 5 feet tall; red blooms
2ft rosettes, salmon flowers. Thick leaves.