Stemless rosettes to 12″ across, strongly variegated leaves, many pups; can form larger mounds.
18″ across. Cold hardy w/very fast draining soil. Open in Shade, closed rosette in full sun. Stemless, spiny.
Rare grass aloe, tapering leaves with small white spots. Red blooms are pendant on a wide-ranging bloom stalk.
Single large stemless rosette, bluish; long tubular pink flowers point downwards
2 to 3 foot stemless rosette. Blooms in winter with densely flowered compact spray of orange tubular blooms. Will form small clumps.
Aggressive low pupper, shade tolerant, burgundy/brown teeth and leaf edges in full sun.
Small stemless clumps 2-3ft.; orange-yellow flowers
Stemless rosettes w/spotted dark-green leaves, pink blooms
Low mounding hybrid with green leaves, marginal teeth
Large clumping rosettes, shade tolerant, brighter in sun
A. striata x maculata
Large clumping rosettes, green spotted leaves, red-edged in sun
Large rosettes, narrow toothy thick leaves, red-edged in sun.
Shrubby, scrubby aloe with stalks to 6′, branching from the ground
Great shaped spinning thin-leafed rosettes, medium, some shade
Shrubby aloe with stalks to 6′, branching profusely from the ground
Single stem, tree aloe; bright green in the shade
Stemless elongated rosettes to 8″h., dark leaves w/bands of white spots
A. zanzibarica squarrosa, A. “Zanzibar”, A. juvenna
Small diameter, tall rosettes clumped close. Lime green with marginal teeth. Orange-red blooms. Great in rock gardens, can form trailing stems.
Small, jewel-like mesemb with the smoothest leaves of the Titanopsis group of the Ruschieae tribe of the Iceplants (Aizoaceae). Winter growing. Yellow flowers with red-striped petals. Will grow a thickened taproot. Prefers very rocky soils.
Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.
A. rufescens “Rainbow”
Small purple, yellow, green leaves; pink pendant flowers
Small purple-green leaves, small hairs; pink pendant flowers
Tiny green leaves, stems to 4″l; tiny caudex, small hairs. Pink flowers require heat above 80F to open.
Tropical terrestrial bromeliad in the Pineapple family; evergreen to 4’t.
Purple flowers on the branch tips. Forms dense mounds, grows in limestone outcrops.
Mesembs with pairs of smooth egg-shaped silver-green leaves to 1/2″
Mesembs with pairs of glaucus green leaves to 1/2″
2″ rosettes grow to 12″h.; pups at base; light-shade, protect from frost
2″ rosettes grow to 12″-18″h.; pups at base; shade tolerant
Andean tree cholla gets 12 feet tall in habitat but can reach 25 feet in Bay Area, tubular leaves, long spines. Creates a very effective living fence. The fruit often drop and root in place.