SOLVED: Name my aloe???

Kingsville, OH(Zone 5a)

I have different kinds of aloes, none have names as far a speices. Does any one know what this one is???

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Thousand Oaks, CA

I too have a bunch of Aloe, many which I am having a hard time identifying. Having cruised through many of the local Los Angeles arboretums, it is becoming obvious that even the experts aren't sure what many species are called- many are simply called 'sp.', and many have a variety of names.. and many are obviously incorrectly named. Though I will probably be no help, does this plant have a stalk, as it appears in the photo, and has it had any suckers. If not, it sure is more likely to be a 'tree aloe' making the list of possibilities a lot smaller.

Kingsville, OH(Zone 5a)

Hi BotanyBob;
It is getting a stalk as it gets older, and yes it had suckes But these were coming from all over the pots.

ehrikon, Switzerland(Zone 6b)

i think Aloe arborescens, (south africa) and the leaves are hanging, because of not enought sun!

bert the gardener

Adelaide, Australia(Zone 10a)

I vote for Aloe Saponaria, Has it flowered and do you have a photo of the flower?

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I vote for Aloe Saponaria too.

Here is my favorite A albiflora

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Aloe saponaria (actually correct name is now Aloe maculata) has unique flowers so if this plant ever flowers, we will know for sure.

Hobart, Australia

I also vote for Aloe saponaria. I have a big clump in my garden, mine has lots of orange-red flowers early summer. Will send a picture when I find out how to upload!

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Hobart, Australia

Aloe saponaria flowering

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Keaau, HI

A. saponaria has shorter stiffer leaves with sharper points. Could be a hybrid; say Aloe arborescens X vera? Flowers would help.

Berlin, Germany(Zone 7a)

Could it be Aloe ellenbeckii? See the photo below.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

no. Aloe ellenbeckii has finer spotting, inky, dinky teeth and leaves are stiff (no drooping in that species unless it's in the process of rotting)... and does not get quite that large

Pflugerville, TX

I know this maybe late but what about Aloe Hardyi?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

No, Aloe hardyi is a turquoise, non-spotted plant

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Highland Park, NJ

Sorry I get in as I am not an expert on plant names. This aloe looks exactly like the one I bought which is Aloe Vera. I juice pieces of it and use on the scratches and cuts. It multiplies like crazy, have it for years.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Wildplants7 Aloe Vera is a common name for a group of plants that do that, some small, some giants, can look up the word Agave for all kinds of Aloes...

Tehran, Iran

I recently bought this cacti like plant, seller said its a cacti but i dont think so really, any one knows its name?

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

That's Aeonium Sunburst

Lafayette, LA

Quote from tom1953 :
I have different kinds of aloes, none have names as far a speices. Does any one know what this one is???

Looks like Aloe grandidentata or a hybrid thereof, grown in weak light....
It is a very common pass-along plant in the deep south...

Sussex, NJ

Can anyone identify this . I think its an aloe but what kind?

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San Francisco, CA

Quote from scott2820 :
Can anyone identify this . I think its an aloe but what kind?

It's frowned upon to ask for a new ID in someone else's thread. If you start a new thread with your photos, I'll answer with the species.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

It is Haworthia attenuata, by the way

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