Cactus and Succulents - Every 2 Week

Aloe bowiea

Dwarf aloe with dull green flowers. Stemless and clump-forming

Aloe brevifolia

Blue rosettes to 8″, spreads and mounds. Great as a groundcover or for rock gardens. Orange flowers.

 

Aloe buhrii

Large stemless rosette; thick leaves, partly upright – green in shade, red in sun

Aloe bulbillifera var. paulianae

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.

Aloe cameronii

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.

Aloe castilloniae

Cute spiny rosettes, dark burgundy colored in full sun. Orange flowers. Sprawling clusters, low to the ground.

Aloe ciliaris

Aloiampelos ciliaris

Many vertical stems, vining/climbing to 10ft.

 

Aloe ciliaris “Firewall”

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.”

 

Aloe classenii

Low growing Aloe, creeps along the ground. Wide pointed green leaves with marginal teeth shows reddish blush in sun. Pink flowers in winter.

Aloe cooperi

Grass-aloe grows in tight clumps with tall stalks with orange blooms. Edible shoots and flowers.

Aloe dawei

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.

Aloe dawei hybrid

Clusters of elongated rosettes will grow 3 to 5 feet tall; red blooms

Aloe dichotoma

Namaqualand, South Africa. Stunning tree aloe with caudex trunk, multi-branched to 25ft in habitat. Yellow blooms. Smooth trunked. While cold-hardy, we have had more success growing this indoor in the San Francisco Bay Area, from seedlings to larger specimens.

Aloe dinteri

Stemless rosettes; dark leaves w/bands of white spots

Aloe distans

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.

 

Aloe dorotheae

Rosettes clumping to 20″, marginal spines; Red in sun. Protect from heavy frost.

Aloe ferox

Single large toothy rosette on tall stalk, outdoor up to 8ft.

Aloe harlana

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.

Aloe hereroensis

Stemless solitary rosette to 20″ across; orange blooms; S. Africa

Aloe humilis

Small stemless warty aloe; dense clusters, summer blooms

Aloe immaculata

Large toothy aloe on short stem with multi-branched bloom stalks.