Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

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 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 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 dinteri

Stemless rosettes; dark leaves w/bands of white spots

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 humilis

Small stemless warty aloe; dense clusters, summer blooms

Aloe immaculata

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

Aloe maculata

A. saponaria

Agressive low pupper, shade tolerant, brown edge teeth, red in full sun

Aloe maculata “Jack O Lantern”

Clustering species with showy marginal teeth and highly spotted thick recurved leaves. Orange blooms in the fall. Excellent shade tolerant Aloe for under Oaks.

Aloe mudenensis

Clump-forming large rosettes, red in full sun, thick juicy leaves

Aloe nobilis

South African – Probably a garden hybrid

Stemless rosettes to 12″ across, many pups; can form larger mounds.

Aloe peglerae

18″ across. Cold hardy w/very fast draining soil. Open in Shade, closed rosette in full sun. Stemless, spiny.

Aloe perrieri

Rare grass aloe, tapering leaves with small white spots. Red blooms are pendant on a wide-ranging bloom stalk.

Aloe reitzii

Single large stemless rosette, bluish; long tubular pink flowers point downwards

Aloe rudikoppe

(Aloe “Rooikappie”)

2 to 3 foot stemless rosette. Blooms in winter with densely flowered compact spray of orange tubular blooms. Will form small clumps.