♥ The winter months are when most aloes are at their peak blooming season and also a good time to plant them into the landscape. Aloes are succulents and come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes from ground cover and shrub-like clumping to tree style varieties. Finding the perfect fit for a drought tolerant area should be easy!
Aloe Vera is a medicinal aloe aiding in the healing of scrapes, burns and cuts and also considered an anti-aging plant.
This is a nice small aloe that boasts orange candelabra blooms.
This aloe is big and heavy, I use it to cover a large area on my back hillside landscaping. The word ‘verox’ means fierce due to the spiny edges.
This is one of my favorites. Small tree-like aloe with smooth upright leaves and a gorgeous orange flower-burst.
Another beauty that turns reddish when in bright sun, or green if planted in some shade.
Most aloes can tolerate cold weather down to 25 degrees. Plant them in well-drained soil or cactus mix for best results. Enjoy blooms in the winter months when everything else in the garden is waiting for spring! My favorite part about aloes is how they attract hummingbirds into my yard, adding another benefit to aloes in the landscape.
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