Deep bronze color in full sun, greener in shade, low aggressive clumper
Fast growing low clumper – striped leaves
A. arborescens “Yellow Torch”
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4ft. in Bay Area
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4 to 6ft. in Bay Area
Stemless rosettes to 6″ across; Bright orange/peach flowers on 2ft bloomstalk.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
18″ rosettes, salmon flowers. Thick leaves.
Stemless rosettes; dark leaves w/bands of white spots
Scrambling Aloe with thick green leaves lined with yellow teeth. Each stem can reach over 3ft long with a 5in wide rosette at the end. Coral-pink flowers in late summer through fall.
Stemless rosettes to 3ft. Yellow/orange blooms.
Small blue clumping fan aloe
Grows a small trunk, 2-3ft tall. Lots of rosettes along the base. Bluish leaves, orange marginal teeth. 18″ tall bloom stalks with salmon-orange flowers.
Ethiopia. Makes a great houseplant with pink flowers, up to 7″ in diameter. Red in sun, green in shade. Juvenile spots remain in adult plants, indicating this may be a hybrid. Rosettes to 12″, toothy leaves.
Tiny with toothy leaves, slow clumping, many blooms
Shiny green leaves with white spots and marginal red teeth. Rosettes to 10″.
Small stemless warty aloe; dense clusters, summer blooms
Small, thick-leaved stemless aloe; dense clusters
Stemless rosettes to 12″, generally solitary