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Genus of 300-350 species of small to large, rosetted evergreen perennials ranging from shrub-like to tree-like.
They are found at various altitudes in the Cape Verde Islands, tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar and the Arabian peninsula.
Most have succulent leaves. The most commonly known, aloe vera is used variously in herbal medicine.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of ALOE
Fleshy green lance-shaped leaves each tipped with a soft white spine. Forms a tight rosette to 20cm. Tubular orange-red flowers in autumn on long stems. Tolerates light frost given good drainage
a hardy aloe with attractive tall spikes of yellow flowers tinged red as they fade. Ideal for a hot dry sunny bank