“Aloe” Genus

This genus is a member of the Asphodelaceae family. It is endemic to Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula. There are over 500 species in this aloe with varying features. Nevertheless, all plants in the genus have common characteristics, including shrubby. They are grown as ornamental plants and are also known for their therapeutic and cosmetic attributes.

Aloes usually have lance-like leaves, narrow at the bottom and tapering towards the end. Some leaves can be as short as a few centimeters, and others can be four to five feet tall. Their primary color is green, but there can be variegation or spots. Leaves get more colorful when subjected to intense sunlight. Leaves from these species usually have spines on the edges. These spines have different colors, and they are variously spaced.

Leaves are often curved inwards width-ward. Many plants in this genus don’t have stems, and they start as rosettes right from the ground. In stemmed aloes, the rosettes appear at the edge of the stem. Their flowers are usually showy, growing from woody stalks that rise from the center of rosettes. Flower colors usually range from yellow and orange to crimson. They are usually tubular.

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