Aloe Vera is not only a beautiful plant but also is a great plant both in medicine and cosmetics. In fact, more than aloe vera! If you love this succulent type, let’s explore other species that belong to the genus. Here is the list of the 21 Different Aloe Varieties You Can Grow In Containers that you will love growing indoors or outdoors.
Scrolling down, they are so beautiful, right? Each has its own beauty to liven up any space of your home. Growing them you will have a stunning look for the whole landscaping. Not only bring natural beauty to the home but also they are also easy to grow and don’t require any condition care as long as getting enough water and a part of the sun. Whether you don’t have many gardening experiences, you can grow them successfully. Keep reading and choose some you want to grow now.
#1 Lace Aloe (Aloe Aristata)
The leaves of the Lace Aloe have raised white dots, which are somewhat spiny near the base. It can grow up 6 to 10 inches tall and wide.
#2 Red Aloe (Aloe Cameronii)
Red Aloe displays beautiful copper red foliage when exposed under full sunlight. It is a slow-growing aloe variety and has low watering needs.
#3 Cape Aloe (Aloe Ferox)
Cape aloe is a giant aloe variety that presents a great architectural show when grown outside in a frost-free climate.
#4 Guido Aloe (Aloe ‘Guido’)
Guido Aloe is an exquisite hybrid aloe variety with attractive green and white-colored rosette-shaped patchy foliage. It can live well in small decorative containers or pots.
#5 Tiger Tooth Aloe (Aloe Juvenna)
Tiger Tooth Aloe is a small clump-forming succulent. Grow it indoors or outdoors in containers in a warm spot that receives some sun.
#6 Tiger Aloe (Gonialoe Variegata)
Tiger Aloe has a distinctly small sword shape fat foliage adorned with amazingly white strips marked on green leaves.
#7 Candelabra Aloe (Krantz Aloe) (Aloe Arborescens)
Candelabra Aloe is a shade-tolerant shrub-like succulent that bears attractive flowers in the vibrant shade of red and orange.
#8 Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
Aloe Vera not only is an ornamental plant but also is a valuable medicinal plant in the world.
#9 Sunset Aloe (Aloe Dorotheae)
Sunset aloe is an evergreen succulent variety that turns light green when grown in partial shade but terrific glossy red in full sun. The leaves develop white spikes along their edges. In winter and spring, it produces greenish-yellow flowers.
#10 Fan Aloe (Aloe Plicatilis)
Fan Aloe can create a decorative statement plant for your garden or entryway. If you want to grow it, give it a large pot in a warm location that receives some sun. In winter, a cool region, shift the plant indoors to protect it from the cold weather.
#11 Coral Aloe (Aloe Striata)
This Coral Aloe has a pink shade on its appealing big broad leaves, hence the name. Unlike other common aloe varieties, coral aloe is toothless and contains no spikes on leaf edges. The true rosy-pink color appears in full sun.
#12 Short Leaf Aloe (Aloe Brevifolia)
Short Leaf Aloe is a rosette-forming succulent that has short gray-green fleshy leaves in part sun, which turns into reddish pink in full sun.
#13 Soap Aloe (Aloe Maculata)
Soap Aloe is an evergreen perennial succulent that shows foliage and flowers year-round. Its deep bluish-green foliage perks up perfectly in a part shade spot outdoors or indoors.
#14 Aloe Caesia (Aloe x Principis)
Aloe Caesia is a cross between Aloe ferox and Aloe Arborescens. It grows high but not as heavy as aloe ferox and also shows much orderly growth than Aloe arborescens.
#15 Spiral Aloe (Aloe Polyphylla)
Spiral Aloe is a unique aloe variety that forms a rosette of bluish-green leaves. As the plant ages, it forms an alluring spiral pattern in either clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
#16 Somalian Aloe (Aloe Somaliensis)
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Somalian aloe shows off green and white textured foliage. It bears pink to red tubular flowers in summer.
#17 Aloe Descoingsii (Aloe Descoingsii)
Aloe Descoingsii produces tiny rosettes. The dark green leaves have magical white spots on them along with serrated white edges, coming out from the center as if they’re entwined together. During spring to summer, it blooms yellow to orange colored flowers.
#18 Crosby’s Prolific (Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’)
Crosby’s Prolific forms the rosette of deep green foliage with a lot of teeth and speckled skin. The leaves turn into the alluring reddish-orange if placed in sunlight.
#19 Aloe Capitata (Aloe Capitata var. Quartziticola)
Aloe Capitata has a union of showy fat leaves splashed with a vibrant bluish pink shade, which turns into deep pink or light red in full sun. It has red margined edges that are adorned with sharp but small teeth. It blooms bell-shaped flowers of orange shade.
#20 Spider Aloe (Aloe Humilis)
Spider Aloe is a low-growing variety that has beautiful clusters of stemless rosettes growing closely. The leaves are small and covered with irregular tiny white spines. It bears flowers in the shades of red, orange, and bright yellow.
#21 Carmine Aloe (Aloe ‘Carmine‘)
The leaves of the Carmine Aloe are striking dark orange at edges with toothed margins and go well with containers of contrasting colors.