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 green, 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.
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.
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.
Rosettes clumping to 20″, marginal spines; Red in sun. Protect from heavy frost.
Single large toothy rosette on tall stalk, outdoor up to 8ft.
Stemless rosettes to 3ft. Yellow/orange blooms.
Small blue clumping fan aloe
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
Stemless solitary rosette to 20″ across; orange blooms; S. Africa
Small stemless warty aloe; dense clusters, summer blooms
Small, thick-leaved stemless aloe; dense clusters
Stemless rosettes to 12″, generally solitary
Large toothy aloe on short stem with multi-branched bloom stalks.
Upright growing with multiple stems, sometimes laying over prostrate with new stems appearing and growing up.
Medium stemless rosette, red trimmed in full sun
6′ tall tree aloe, multiple compact rosettes, late winter bloomer
Tight clumps of 1ft. rosettes, eventually forming a trunk.
Solitary stemless aloe to 10″. Prefers full sun, little water
Agressive low pupper, shade tolerant, brown edge teeth, red in full sun
Clustering species with showy marginal teeth and highly spotted thick recurved leaves. Orange blooms in the fall. Excellent shade tolerant Aloe for under Oaks.
Single very toothy rosette on trunk to10ft.; blue/green