Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4 to 6ft. in Bay Area
Densely growing succulent with many 18” rosettes. Narrow recurved soft toothed leaves are pale green with stripes of yellow and cream.
Small, shrubby, spidery arms, shade tolerant
Branching tree to 50’+ tall, trunks to 10′ dia.; dark green recurved leaves
Dwarf aloe with dull green flowers. Stemless and clump-forming
Blue rosettes to 8″, spreads and mounds. Great as a groundcover or for rock gardens. Orange flowers.
Large stemless rosette; thick leaves, partly upright – green in shade, red in sun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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