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Aloes

Aloe can be mat-forming or shrubby evergreen perennials, with rosettes of fleshy leaves and some of the most spectacular blooms of any plants. Tubular, they attract hummingbirds and may last several weeks. Ranging from a few inches tall to trees, they offer a rich diversity of leaf shapes and colors. Unlike agaves, which die after blooming, Aloes flower year after year. Easy to grow, they look stunning in sunny borders or decorative pots.

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Aloe 'Blue Elf'

A most popular landscape aloe, Aloe 'Blue Elf' is a vigorous, tight-clumping, dwarf evergreen succulent forming attractive rosettes of slender, upright, tooth-edged, blue-gray leaves. The foliage may turn reddish-brown in extreme temperatures. In early winter to early spring, it produces long-lasting spikes of orange flowers that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds.

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Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific'

A prolific miniature Aloe, Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific' is an evergreen succulent with attractive, stemless rosettes of lance-shaped, deep green leaves lined with long, translucent teeth along their edges. Its fleshy leaves take on red hues when exposed to bright light.

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Aloe 'Hercules' (Tree Aloe)

A popular and unique looking succulent, Aloe 'Hercules' is a large, fast-growing, evergreen tree-like aloe adorned with a straight trunk crowned with thick branches topped with explosions of fleshy, broad, triangular, blue-green leaves. Beautiful, large, conical, bright orange flower spikes with green tips are borne in profusion above the foliage on mature plants.

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Aloe arborescens (Torch Aloe)

Prized for its colorful flowers and attractive foliage, Aloe arborescens (Torch Aloe) is an evergreen succulent shrub with branching stems holding many decorative rosettes. Each rosette consists of widely spreading, gray-green, sword-shaped leaves with conspicuous pale teeth along their edges.

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Aloe aristata (Torch Plant)

Hardy and attractive, Aloe aristata (Torch Plant) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming charming rosettes, packed with fleshy, lance-shaped, incurved leaves with tufted tips. Pale green in the shade, the leaves turn dark green in full sun. Each leaf exhibits scattered white spots, raised near the base and becoming spiny towards the tips.

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Aloe brevifolia (Short-Leaf Aloe)

Beloved for its attractive foliage, Aloe brevifolia (Short-Leaf Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming a carpet of decorative rosettes, 4in. wide (10 cm), with broadly triangular spreading fleshy leaves. Pale blue in light shade, the leaves turn rosy-pink and golden-yellow in full sun, creating a very pretty display.

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Aloe broomii (Snake Aloe)

One of the most Ornamental Aloes, Aloe broomii (Snake Aloe) is a robust, evergreen succulent perennial forming a large, short-stemmed, dense rosette of light green leaves, 1 ft. long (30 cm). They are adorned with reddish brown teeth along the edges, which curl interestingly along the outer edges of each leaf.

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Aloe cameronii (Red Aloe)

Regarded as one of the most attractive foliage Aloes, Aloe cameronii (Red Aloe) is an evergreen succulent with upright stems of open rosettes. The fleshy, gracefully curving leaves are a rainbow of colors ranging from green to a rich coppery red, depending on sun and water.

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Aloe capitata var. quartziticola

A stemless Aloe, Aloe capitata var. quarziticola is an evergreen succulent perennial forming a beautiful open rosette of fleshy, tapered, gray-green leaves, up to 18 in. long (45 cm). Milky blue-gray in cloudy conditions, the leaves turn purple-tinged with brighter exposure.

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Aloe distans (Jewel Aloe)

Aloe distans (Jewel Aloe) is a compact, stemlesss evergreen succulent forming decorative rosettes, 8-10 in. wide (20-25 cm), with broadly triangular, fleshy leaves. Pale waxy blue-green in light shade, the leaves take on tinges of pink and purple when in full sun, creating a very pretty display.

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Aloe dorotheae (Sunset Aloe)

Incredibly eye-catching, Aloe dorotheae (Sunset Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming clumps of bright green rosettes in light shade but turning glossy bright red in full sun. The fleshy, shiny leaves are flecked with white and adorned with prominent teeth along their edges.

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Aloe ferox (Cape Aloe)

Native to South Africa, Aloe ferox (Cape Aloe) is a large and showy, evergreen succulent forming a dense rosette of blue-green, lance-shaped leaves, often flushed with rose, up to 3 ft. long (90 cm). Each leaf is adorned with dark brown spines along the edges and on the leaf surfaces, especially on the lower surface.

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Aloe hereroensis (Sand Aloe)

Aloe hereroensis (Sand Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming single erect rosettes, or a small clump or rosettes of smooth, pale blue-green leaves that curve inwards and are often rose-colored or bronzed in the sun. The leaves are adorned with H-shaped whitish spots arranged in transverse bands on the lower surface.

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Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe)

Prized for its colorful flowers and interesting foliage, Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming small rosettes of thick, sword-shaped, white spotted leaves adorned with sharp teeth along their edges. Pinkish red in full sun, the foliage turns bluish-green in part shade.

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Aloe marlothii (Mountain Aloe)

Adding a majestic presence to the garden, Aloe marlothii (Mountain Aloe) is a large evergreen succulent forming a dense rosette of fleshy, grayish green leaves, up to 5 ft. long (150 cm), with a broad base tapering to a sharp point. They are covered with reddish-brown spines along the edges and randomly on their upper and lower surfaces.

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