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Aloes


Many gardens in Queensland will have one of the Aloes lurking around somewhere. However, the potential of this genus as ornamental plants has been rather neglected until recently. With the need for low-water use plants greater than ever in Australia, and a renewed appreciation of plants with striking architectural forms, we might expect aloes to join yuccas and agaves in the horticultural spotlight.

One advantage of the aloes is that many species also have quite spectacular flowers. Visit the Brisbane Botanic gardens at Mt Coot-tha during winter and take a stroll around their extensive succulent collection - you'll be impressed!



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Where to buy Aloes in Qld

General garden centres may sell some popular species. For a greater selection, or hard-to-find Aloe varieties, look for a specialist Succulents nursery.

 
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Range contains some very rare agaves plus dracaenas, aloes, yuccas, adenium (desert rose), pachypodiums, cordylines, ornamental grass, Furcraea and bromeliads including ornamental dwarf pineapple (subject to availability).

Plants at wholesale prices can be sent along the east coast of Australia and mail order is also available to some other locations. Check us out at www.wholesaleyucca.com

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More Online Information


The following links are for general information - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia

There may be more information on Aloe vera and other medicinal aloes in some of the links on the Herbs page

General

PlantZAfrica.com Check the "Plants of SA" menu for aloes. South African National Biodiversity Institute
my aloe garden blog from South Africa
Landscaping with Aloes The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Garden Flowers of Southern California California Lutheran University (includes photos of several aloe species)
$$ The Budget Gardener $$ This Florida blogger is also interested in tree aloes

Aloe vera and Aloe barbadensis

The Definitive Aloe vera, vera? Discusses use of aloes througout history, and the problems of sorting out their correct names
Growing Aloe Vera Backyard Gardener column, March 1, 2006. Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona
Aloe barbadensis Barbados Aloe, Medicinal Aloe. University of Florida (PDF)
Aloe barbadensis Ecocrop database, FAO
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Notes on poisoning: Aloe barbadensis Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System

Aloe arborescens

Aloe arborescens Ecocrop database, FAO
Krantz Aloe Aloe arborescens. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Notes on poisoning: Aloe arborescens Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System

Other

Aloe barberae Dyer International Succulent Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Aloe betsileensis Perrier International Succulent Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Aloe deltoideodonta Flowers of India
The Cape Aloe - Aloe ferox and its uses from Veld & Flora, the Botanical Society of South Africa
Aloe humilis Flowers of India
Aloe lutescens from Veld & Flora, the Botanical Society of South Africa
Aloe maculata (red) Meet the Plants database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA
Mountain Aloe Aloe marlothii. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Rock Aloe Aloe petricola. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
10dec2004 Aloe Plicatilis Some photos of Aloe plicatilis by Jef Poskanzer
Aloe polyphylla Waterwise Plants for Perth Gardens, Water Corporation
Aloe rauhii The United States Botanic Garden
Cape Aloe Aloe ferox Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Dawes Aloe Aloe dawei Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Aloe pillansii at the ARKive website
Aloe saponaria Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Aloe saponaria Butterfly Rainforest Plant List, Florida Museum of Natural History
Aloe sinkatana Reynolds International Succulent Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Lebombo Aloe Aloe spicata. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Aloe variegata, Partridge-breasted Aloe at A Digital Botanic Garden (blog, UK)

 
Left: New planting of hybrid aloes. Right: Three years later, plants have grown substantially and are putting on a good show.

Mixed planting illustrates some of the range of flower colours and plant forms available.
Larger growers can smother smaller-growing varieties if not well-spaced.
 
More modern hybrid varieties
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