Aloe Succulents

Aloes form a large genus of over 400 species of plants with rosettes of thick, juicy leaves which help them survive seasonally dry climates. Succulent Aloe leaves have a somewhat waxy surface, and vary in color from grayish blue to bright green, sometimes striped, spotted, or mottled.

While some aloe species have tree-like stems, many form low, spreading colonies. Their tall flower bloom stalks are topped with very beautiful red, orange, yellow, or pink tubular flowers in summer, fall, or winter, which are favorites of hummingbirds.

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