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.
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 capitata v. quartzicola
Large stemless rosette, moderately spiny. Blush to dark red edges in full sun.
Cute spiny rosettes, dark burgundy colored in full sun. Orange flowers. Sprawling clusters, low to the ground.
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.”
Low growing Aloe, creeps along the ground. Wide pointed green leaves with marginal teeth shows reddish blush in sun. Pink flowers in winter.
Stemless blue rosettes to 20″, often solitary. Orange flowers on full bloom stalks, can bend under the weight. Small red marginal spines.
Tree Aloe, older leaves will drape down when dead. Single-stem, solitary rosettes. Flower stalks can grow 10ft tall, pink flowers.
Small aloe grows low to the ground, forms tight clusters 2 to 4ft wide. Beautiful bright reds and pastel oranges in full sun. Green in shade.
Grass-aloe grows in tight clumps with tall stalks with orange blooms. Edible shoots and flowers.
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.
Aloe dawei hybrid
Clusters of elongated rosettes will grow 3 to 5 feet tall; red blooms
2ft rosettes, salmon flowers. Thick leaves.
Aloe deltoideodonta v. candicans
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.
Red flowers in winter on branched inflorescence. Leaves turn coral red in full sun, with bright red marginal teeth. Narrow growing, can branch.
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
Aloe glauca “Namaqualand”
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″.
Stemless solitary rosette to 20″ across; orange blooms; S. Africa
Small stemless warty aloe; dense clusters, summer blooms