Aloe Blue Elf: Growing and Care

Aloe Blue Elf in Bloom

The Aloe Blue Elf is a hybrid with compact growth habit. These plants can withstand heat, neglect, and drought with relative ease. It produces stems with oral orange, red flower stalks. This article shares tips on growing and care.

Aloe Vaombe Care: How To Grow The Malagasy Tree Aloe

Aloe Vaombe - Malagasy Tree Aloe

Aloe Vaombe (Malagasy Tree Aloe) is a considerably large and beautiful, exotic, unbranched evergreen succulent aloe. The leaves are fleshy, smooth, and dark green with white teeth-like thorns on their curved edges. This article shares growing and care information.

Tips On Repotting Aloe Plants

Repotting Aloe plants

Aloe is one of the most important succulents in the world. Repotting an aloe, regardless of the specific type of Aloe, is not only beneficial to the plant but is a perfect chance to add to your aloe collection. This articles provides tips on Aloe repotting.

Why Do Aloe Leaves Turn Yellow?

Aloe leaves turning yellow

Most Aloe plant varieties, especially aloe vera, are greatly prized for a number of reasons. They are attractive, low maintenance, and have medicinal value. But sometimes, these wonderful succulents can

What Soil Is Best For Aloe Plants?

soil for Aloe plants

One of the most useful plants for indoor growing, aloe is fairly easy to grow and can be quite forgiving. While aloe vera is the best known, most aloe species

My Aloe Plant Is Turning Brown – Why?

Aloe plant turning brown

Aloe vera plants and other Aloe varieties serve as beautiful succulents for any plant owner. With good light, proper drainage, and moderate temperature, the plants are low-maintenance and need minimal

Tips on How Often To Water Aloe Plants

Watering aloe plant should be done with care

Overwatering is one of the easiest ways to kill your Aloe plant. Location, lighting, growing container and type of potting soil will all influence the watering schedule. [DETAILS]

Aloe Aristata Care Tips: Growing The Lace Aloe

Potted Aloe aristata - Lace Aloe by window

Aloe aristata [AL-oh a-ris-TAH-tuh], is a hardy succulent with distinct leaves. In English-speaking countries, these “aloe plants” go by the following common names: Lace Aloe Guinea-fowl Aloe Torch plant The

18 Types of Aloe Plants With Images

Different varieties of Aloe

There are many types of Aloe plants in the world. The most popular Aloe, Aloe vera plant (AL-oh vair-uh), Aloe barbadensis comes from the Mediterranean area and the Arabian Peninsula.

Getting Rid Of Aloe Mites (Aloe Cancer)

aloe mite also known as aloe cancer

You’ve heard of the Aloe plant, but how about the Aloe Mite? The Aloe plant is an established favorite for gardeners, new and old. Aloe plants have distinct thick, pointed,

Is Aloe Toxic To Cats?

A cat watches a girl caring for domestic plants

The Aloe plant is native to the Arabian peninsula. This succulent plant flourishes in tropical and arid climates. Aloes are also grown as house plants worldwide. They can tolerate indoor

How to Grow and Care For Aloe Humilis or Spider Aloe

Potted short-stemmed succulent Aloe Humilis plant

Aloe humilis (AL-oh HEW-mil-is) is an evergreen, perennial succulent member of the Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) family hailing from the Eastern and Western capes of South Africa. Its common names include: Spider

Growing Aloe Deltoideodonta: Caring For Aloe Rosii

Potted Aloe Delatoideodonta

Aloe deltoideodonta (AL-oh del-toy-dee-oh-DON-tuh), named for the triangular teeth along its leaves. Deltoideodonta hails from south-central Madagascar. It is a perfect addition for aloe fans who want something on the

Caring For And Growing Aloe Ciliaris

Flowering Aloiampelos Ciliaris (Aloe)

Aloiampelos ciliaris [AL-oh-AM-pel-ohs] [sil-ee-AIR-iss] formerly classified as Aloe ciliaris, is a fast-growing succulent from the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Aloiampelos ciliaris is commonly called the common climbing aloe.  It’s

Caring For Aloe Plicatilis

blooming fan aloe plicatilis

Aloe Plicatilis (AL-oh Ply-KAY-til-iss) is a succulent shrub or small tree in the genus Kumara.  This plant, also known as Kumara Plicatilis, belongs to the Asphodelaceae family.  Recently, it has

Learn Sunset Aloe Growing and Care

Collection or group of Sunset Aloe Dorotheae

Aloe Dorotheae (AL-oh, dor-uh-THEE-ay) is a succulent plant species from the Aloe plant genus in the family Asphodelaceae.  It is named after Dr. Dorothea Christina van Huyssteen, the daughter of

How To Care For Aloe Ferox

Bitter Aloe Ferox

Aloe ferox [AL-oh, FER-oks], also known as bitter aloe, is a tall, spiky species of aloe (xanthorrhoeaceae) from the family asphodelaceae (Aloe plants). Native to Southern Africa, aloe ferox is

How To Care For Aloe Maculata Plants

Soap Aloe Maculata

Known as the soap aloe – Aloe Maculata [Al-oh, mak-yuh-LAH-tuh] is a clumping plant type evergreen aloe from the Asphodelaceae family that includes Haworthia and Gasteria plants.  Native to South

Growing And Care Of Tree Aloe Barberae

Tree Aloe Barberae

Aloe Barberae [AL-oh, BAR-ber-ay], is an aloe-like plant native to South Africa where it can reach up to 60′ feet tall. While it’s often called the Tree Aloe, it no

How To Care For Aloe Brevifolia (Short Leaved Aloe)

Short Leaved Brevifolia Aloe

Aloe Brevifolia [Al-oh, brev-ee-FOH-lee-uh] is a flowering Aloe plant species of the family Asphodelaceae.  An evergreen succulent perennial plant native to the Western Cape in South Africa. It is endangered

How To Care For Aloe Marlothii (Mountain Aloe)

rugged and flowering Aloe marlothii

Aloe marlothii [AL-oh, mar-LOTH-ee-eye] is a large evergreen succulent plant type native to Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, the Republic of South Africa, and Zimbabwe. As with many other plants in the Aloe

Growing Aloe Striata Plants: Caring For Coral Aloe

Red edged Aloe Striata plant (Coral Aloe)

Aloe striata Haw. [AL-oh, stree-AH-tuh] is a unique evergreen drought-tolerant succulent type of Aloe from the Asphodelaceae family.  This frost-hardy, South African aloe species is widely found in the southern Cape Floristic Region

Aloe Cameronii Care: Tips On Growing The Red Aloe

Aloe cameronii - brick Red Aloe in flower

Aloe cameronii [AL-oh, kam-er-OH-nee-eye], is a popular species of the genus Aloe (true Aloe or Aloe vera) and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family.  This medium-sized medicinal plant is indigenous to

Aloe Polyphylla Care Tips: Growing The Spiral Aloe

Unusual Spiral Aloe Polyphylla

Aloe polyphylla [AL-oh, pol-ee-FIL-uh] is an evergreen succulent perennial plant type belonging to the Asphodelaceae family. This plant grows naturally in southern Africa in the Maluti mountains located in Lesotho,