The Different Types of Aloe Plants and Their Specific Characteristics


Considered one of the largest groups of succulents, there are more than 400 Aloe species for one to choose from. Many species are popular houseplants due to their versatility and ability to thrive indoors without requiring much care.

In addition to being easy to grow, Aloe plants can also help improve the air quality of your home, promoting a healthier indoor environment. Here some good Aloe plants to grow home.

Aloe Vera

This is the most familiar and the most cultivated species of the Aloe plant. This is because the leaves of this plant have a gel inside that is highly used as a first aid treatment for burns, food supplements, herbal remedies, and in cosmetics. The Aloe Vera plant grows well indoors and outdoors as well.

White Aloe Plant

The white Aloe plant is a perennial succulent houseplant with rosettes of pointed green leaves suffused with white blotches and tubular orange-red flowers. Extremely easy to take care, this small plant is a delight in sunny spaces. A single white aloe plant can be used to add eye-catching detail to interiors but the plant is also a standout in groups.

Aloe Arborescens

Also called as candelabra aloe, this plant can grow big or stay small depending on where it’s grown. Vibrant red-orange cylindrical flowers rise from the plant’s leaves, giving it a unique look. Like with many Aloe plants, the Aloe Arborescens is known to have a variety of healing properties. It is known to aid in the healing of wounds and can also support the immune system.


Aloe Striata

Due to the pink tint on its leaves, this plant is also called coral Aloe. It has wide, smooth leaves and survives hot, dry environments. Many choose this variety due to its ability to store large amounts of water.

Aloe Aristata

A plant well known for its deep green, sawtoothed leaves and its unique white speckles. Its large orange flowers attract many different birds and insects (especially bees), that encourage the longevity and health of the plant as well as the other plants around them. This makes the Aloe Aristata an excellent plant for those looking for a plant that requires very little care and thrives in warm and cool climates.

Aloe Petricola

With vibrant orange, red and yellow flowers, this plant is a beautiful addition to any garden. Also called stone Aloe, this particular type of Aloe plant is a great environment booster. You may be surprised the power this plant can have on the other living things in their immediate vicinity.

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