Very toothy, solitary, stemless green aloe; red blooms
Blue rosettes glow bright pink in full sun. A creeping aloe, it sends out long creeping stems over rocky areas, with large solitary rosettes at the ends.
Rare grass aloe, tapering leaves with small white spots. Red blooms are pendant on a wide-ranging bloom stalk.
Medium stemless aloe with 2 ft. rosette. Will grow moderately spiny. From rocky, open grasslands of Northern South Africa. Blooms on very tall racemes start off orange and open to yellow.
12ft in habitat (5ft. in Bay Area) large thick trunk, broad canopy
Stemless rosette to 3ft; Bright salmon bloomstalks
6ft. branchy tree, upright, full sun, slow growing
Large upright tree aloe with large rosette and huge upright branched bloom sprays in winter covered in orange tubular flowers.
A. arborescens x ferox hybrid
Can get 8ft. tall; branching inflorescence, red blooms.
15-18″ rosettes, spotted green leaves.
Single head tree to 12-15ft.; blue-green red-edged leaves.
Large solitary rosettes, Deep scarlet flowers on a silvery bloom stalk.
Stemless elongated rosettes to 8″h., dark leaves w/bands of white spots
Small clumper, thick open green leaves with small tubercles at margins
Small dense clumps of speckled blue-green leaves sit on large tuberous roots, which can be esposed over time to form an unusual bonsai. Yellow flowers in spring.
Small clumper, thick open leaves, winter-growing, keep dry in summer
Tropical terrestrial bromeliad in the Pineapple family; evergreen to 4’t.
Low-growing groundcover mesemb, great for hanging pots.
2″ rosettes grow to 12″h.; pups at base; light-shade, protect from frost
Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.
4″d. to 8″h. with long and twisted spines, many yellow/red blooms
Rare, endangered. Short round stem with supersized horn-like spotted green tubercles. Yellow flowers. Grows in shaded spots among scrub plants. Fast grower. Growth season is March thru August. Can lose tubercles if too dry in summer.
Solitary globular species, variable, to 10″d.; spineless areoles; Flowers yellow/red
Small, slow-grower, deeply grooved
Dark green, red in sun; can grow columnar to 4ft.
Shrubby 5-8ft. tall, will grow wide; small red blooms
Small S. American cholla, to 24″h.
Monstrose cholla to 3ft.; dense branches, small spines from A. subulata
Shrubby to 12″; purple in full sun; small red blooms
Thin papery scales over tiny leaves; 2″l. stems; white flowers; dry, fast-draining soil