Rare bulb with curly leaves. In habitat the bulb remains below ground. Generally hardy, but keep dry. Will get 8″ tall. Cute green-yellow classic Hyacinth-like flowers. Early spring flowers are replaced by the corkscrew leaves in summer. Very good draining soils.
Madagascar tree form, grows straight and tall with few arms
Wild branched shrub from Madagascar; small round green leaves
The Madagascar Ocotillo; shrubby,with great thick leaves. Deciduous.
Dense clusters of 18″ tall rosettes, blue in full sun
Miniature aloe with pale spotted leaves with reddish-orange edges.
Broad, spotted, green leaves turn rust red in full sun. Orange blooms in spring. Will get about 12″ across, and form larger clusters.
Small clusters, sometimes will form a trunk to 3 ft tall. Orange flowers in winter.
Hybrid, 1 to 2 foot clusters of 8″ rosettes have bright coral-colored teeth that grow darker with age. Orange flowers in winter.
Mini hybrid stemless aloe, dense clusters, red in full sun
A small clumping aloe with clusters of medium rosettes with recurved leaves. Blooms in Fall/Winter on large branching stalks of orange tubular flowers.
Strongly spotted variegated leaves are green in shade and white in full sun, can get a pinkish tinge on the edges. Rosettes to 10″, clumps to 3 feet across.
Small hybrid, rosette clumping, gold in full sun
A. pearsonii x A. distans
Upright stems to 2ft, small rosettes. Dark green leaves will turn bright red in full sun. Large flower sprays, pendant bell-like blooms light pink.
A. bainesii x dichotoma
Fast growing to 20ft. w/thick trunk and peeling bark. Forms a canopy of few branches with large rosettes. Salmon flowers in Spring, can re-bloom in Fall. Originally placed into tissue culture for the trade by Rancho Soledad Nursery.
Aloe plicatilis hybrid. Grows to about 2ft. tall. Red flowers in late winter.
Small hybrid stemless aloe, spreading clusters, prolific orange blooms
A. tongaensis “Medusa”
Slow growing, hardy tree aloe. Thick trunk with many branches topped with rosettes of pale green recurved leaves. Blooms in fall and winter with orange flowers.
Small clumping hybrid 6-12″ with strong spotting and pink edges
Spotted Aloe, small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges
A tall thin-leafed dark green grassy aloe. 18″ clumps with 2 to 3 ft. bloom stalks, orange flowers in summer and winter.
Dwarf aloe hybrid with spotted dark green leaves looks almost black in sun.
Small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges, dark leaves and pink spots.
A chalky blue compact vertical rosette, tightly clumping. Bright orange flowers in late winter through spring. Narrow leaves turn darker in full sun.
Deep bronze color in full sun, greener in shade, low aggressive clumper
Miniature aloe with striking markings. Part of the Fish series of Aloe hybrids.
A. arborescens “Yellow Torch”
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4ft. in Bay Area
Large solitary rosettes, very spiny leaves. Tall spikes of orange flowers.
3-4 feet fast growing succulent shrub with numerous blue-green leaves. Orange-red blooms in winter.
Single stemmed to 12ft. with a solitary rosette. Thick curved leaves with marginal spines. Great in coastal climates. Dried leaves can be pulled off the trunk as it grows.