Aloe aculeata is easy to cultivate, provided it is planted in a well-drained area and is given enough water but always be sure to not overwater.You can plant this aloe outdoors in raised beds or terraces as long as it is sheltered from winter rain or you can plant it in a pot and place it on a bright windowsill. 
Dispersion takes place by seed since the plant hardly produces offsets. The best time to sow the seeds would be in spring or summer when the temperature is warm. Cover the seeds lightly with a course of well-drained sandy soil and keep it moist. You must keep the humidity levels high for the first two weeks by covering them with a sheet of glass or perspex. After two weeks remove the glass/perspex and replace it with a light shade cloth. Following that mist your plant once or twice a day for two weeks then reduce it to every second and then every third day as it grows. 
When you fertilizer always use a light fertilizer that is formulated specifically for succulents. They can do well in very poor soil so use a limited amount of fertilizer. If you are planting in a pot make sure to use shallow pots and provide good drainage, it can also stay in the same pot for years. Aloe aculeata prefers light shade to full sun, in optimal light conditions it will turn a beautiful red or orange. Aloe aculeata will need regular water during summer but since it is dormant during winter it will need little water. 
Make sure to remove old flower stalks after flowering and seeding. Aloes are also prone to fungal growth when they are young. To protect it cover your plant in a fine layer of grit and water from below with a long-lasting fungicide.

Aloe aculeata

Aloe aculeata is easy to cultivate, provided it is planted in a well-drained area and given enough water but always be sure to not overwater. You can plant this aloe outdoors in raised beds and terraces as long as it is sheltered from winter rain. Alternatively, you can plant it in a pot and place it on a bright windowsill.

Aloe africana like all succulents must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water. You should always closely monitor your aloe for signs of overwatering. It is also not a very fast-growing plant and will hardly ever need repotting. If your aloe is tipping over or has stopped growing use a fast drawing potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. 
During the repotting of a large plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Aloe africana needs strong, bright light as it prefers warmer temperatures. It will bloom in spring giving you beautiful orange flowers.
Aloe africana thrives in coastal gardens but also as a pot plant. They prefer windy and sunny conditions and are very tolerant towards other plant species. They often share their habitat with other succulent plants. They are not frost tolerant but can survive a light frost. This species is also relatively pest-free but can occasionally be attacked by aloe snout weevil. Overwatering will also lead to fungal infection and rot.

Aloe africana

Aloe africana like all succulents must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, you should always carefully monitor your aloe for signs of over watering.
It is also not a very fast-growing plant and will hardly ever need repotting.

Aloe alooides will benefit the most if planted in moist well-drained sandy soil. It is also best to sow the seeds during winter. 
Aloe alooides is a relatively fast grower and the flowers in winter are unbranching and tall. The flower's colour is yellow and requires full sun to thrive and grow.

Aloe alooides

Aloe alooides will benefit the most if planted in moist well-drained sandy soil. It is also best to sow the seeds during winter.

Aloe arborescens is a relatively easy plant to grow and is a very popular garden plant in many different countries. It needs full sun, well-drained, compost-enriched soil, and will tolerate mild but not severe frost. It is also fast-growing and once established can tolerate drought and neglect. It is grown mainly as an ornamental or accent plant but it also makes a great and rather impenetrable hedge plant. 
It is very important to remember not to water this succulent heavily as that will cause rot. Aloe arborescens can also be grown from seed and should always be sown in spring. The seeds normally take three to four weeks to germinate and the seedlings should always be protected from frost.

Aloe arborescens

Aloe arborescens is a relatively easy plant to grow and is a very popular garden plant in many different countries. It needs full sun, well-drained, compost-enriched soil, and will tolerate mild frost but not severe frost. It is also fast-growing and once established can tolerate drought and neglect.

Aloe aristata can be grown indoors and outdoors.When planting this succulent in a pot indoors make sure to put your plant near a window that gets plenty of bright but also indirect light. 
Always rotate your plant once or twice a week to ensure that all sides get equal lighting.If you are planting outdoors make sure to provide light shade, particularly during the hottest part of the day. Plant this succulent in well-drained soil that is specially formulated for succulents. Drainage is important as too much water will cause the roots to rot. 
Aloe aristata does well with regular watering but for short periods it can be very tolerant of drought. Always water your plant well but only when the soil is dry and cut down on water during winter. Also never let water stand in the rosettes. Aloe aristata does not need fertilizer but it can benefit from the extra nutrients. If you wish to use fertilizer do so only during spring and summer. 
Since this succulent is not fast-growing it is doubtful that it will need repotting, so repot during spring into a container only slightly larger in diameter than the previous container.You can do this every few years to prevent it from becoming rootbound.

Aloe aristata

Aloe aristata can be grown indoors and outdoors. When planting this succulent in a pot indoors make sure to put your plant near a window that gets plenty of bright but also indirect light. Always rotate your plant once or twice a week to ensure that all sides get equal lighting. If you are planting outdoors make sure to provide light shade particularly during the hottest part of the day.

Aloe brevifolia is excellent for borders, beds, rock gardens, succulent gardens, or Mediterranean gardens.It is ideal for small -scale ground cover or decorative containers. It is easily grown in sandy, gravelly, moist, or dry, well-drained soil.Aloe brevifolia prefers a sunny location where it should receive bright light for six to eight hours a day. It can also not tolerate extreme winters. 
Aloe brevifolia should always be watered modestly when growing and very sparingly during winter when it is dormant. You can apply a balanced liquid fertilizer two or three times during the growing season. This succulent is practically disease-free however you should watch for scale insects and mealybugs

Aloe brevifolia

Aloe brevifolia is excellent for borders, beds, rock gardens, succulent gardens, or Mediterranean gardens. It is ideal for small-scale ground cover or decorative containers. It is easily grown in sandy, gravelly, moist, or dry, well-drained soil.

Aloe broomi is an ideal water-wise plant, it is frost resistant and also makes a great focal point and structural plant in a landscape garden. It also an excellent choice for a rock garden. 
If your aloe broomii is in a sunny position in well-drained sandy, fertile soil add plenty of compost and bone meal to your planting hole and regularly give your newly planted aloe plenty of deep watering. Remember to not water it at all during the rainy season.
Add a thick mulch of compost to feed the plant and keep it cool, the mulch will also help to decrease weed growth. Propagate aloe broomii from fresh seed and sow in the summer. Use a well-drained, sterile, sandy medium and cover your plant lightly with a 2mm layer of sand. Keep your plant moist and warm by putting it in a sheltered area that receives good light but not direct sun. 
Germinating will normally take place within two to three weeks during the warm summer months. When your plant is germinated harden them off by gradually exposing them to direct sunlight. Pick out when your seedlings are 20-30mm tall then pot them into a mixture of two parts sand, one part loam and one part compost. Be sure not to over-water the seedlings as this can cause rot. 
Aloe broomii is vulnerable to snout weevil, scale infestation and fungal infection. You can fight the snout weevil with Ripcord during October and November when the eggs are laid. Treat the scale infestation with mineral oils like Alboleum or Oleum. If your plant is well grown, healthy, and in the correct position the chances of a fungal infection are slim, but should your plant get infected treat it with a fungicide.

Aloe broomii

Aloe broomi is an ideal water-wise plant, it is frost resistant and also makes a great focal point and structural plant in a landscape garden. It also an excellent choice for a rock garden.

Aloe burgersfortensis in its natural habitat is sandy soil either in the open or under the shade of a tree. This aloe requires average well-drained soil and enjoys full exposure to the sun. It is best used as a bedding or border in your garden and will bloom from January through April. During the blooming season, the flowers turn a beautiful pink or red. 
Aloe burgersfortensis also has an occasional drought tolerance.

Aloe burgersfortensis

Aloe burgersfortensis in its natural habitat is sandy soil either in the open or under the shade of a tree. This aloe requires average well-drained soil and enjoys full exposure to the sun.

Aloe cameronii is unique in the fact that it blooms during spring, once the flowers bloom they turn a stunning red-orange colour. Aloe cameronii prefers moist, sandy soils and full sun or partial shade. 
This succulent grows at a slow-moderate pace and if it is kept in perfect conditions it can live up to 40 years or more. Because aloe cameronii is drought tolerant they make the best choice for drylands, they can also tolerate light frost during winter. 
It is best to grow this plant during summer, but if you are growing it during winter make sure to provide it with plenty of full bright light. To avoid the leaves turning a sickly yellow colour be sure not to overwater or underwater it.

Aloe cameronii

Aloe cameronii is unique in the fact that it blooms during spring, once the flowers bloom they turn a stunning red-orange colour. Aloe cameronii prefers moist, sandy soils and full sun or partial shade.

Aloe castenea grows well in cultivation and is suitable for rockeries and water-wise gardens, where winter is cool and there is light or no frost. 
This succulent must be planted in well-drained soil and will grow best n full sun. During very hot summer weather be sure to water your plant once a week and during normal summer temperatures only water your aloe twice a month. Be sure to only water once a month during winter. 
It is important that when you remove a mature plant from its soil leave it out of the soil for two to three days and cut off the old roots to prevent rotting and to promote the growth of new roots. Sow your seeds during the warm months with coarse river sand and always cover the seeds slightly with a layer of sand no more than 2mm deep, and keep the medium moist. The seeds will germinate after three or four weeks. Transplant your seedlings two-four months after germination. Your seedlings must be transplanted into a medium consisting of two parts coarse river sand and one part well-rotted compost. 
Aloe castenea is prone to gall mite ( aloe cancer), white scale aphids and rust. This can be controlled by a fungicide or pesticide application. You can also prevent plant infection by sterilizing your growing medium. Always monitor for pests and control them at an early stage to prevent them from spreading. You should remove and dispose of plants infested will gall mite as it is difficult to treat.

Aloe castenea

Aloe castenea grows well in cultivation and is suitable for rockeries and water-wise gardens, where winter is cool and there is light or no frost.

Aloe chabaudii is very easy to grow and requires very little care. It can be grown in containers but be sure to always use good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage chips at the bottom of your container. 
This succulent will tolerate weekly watering during summer and once a month or not at all during winter. If watered correctly this aloe will flourish and flower profusely, however it can handle long periods of drought. If you water incorrectly or have a poor drainage system or have too much shade your aloe could have an attack of pests or disease. 
These plants are slow growers but can increase their height by 10-30cm per year under the right conditions. It can also handle a small amount of frost during the cold season but they do prefer hot summers. Aloe chabaudii will grow far better outdoors during spring and summer. In a mild climate, it can be cultivated outdoors and used for landscaping, preferably planted in hot and dry rock gardens.

Aloe chabaudii

Aloe chabaudii is very easy to grow and requires very little care. It can be grown in containers but be sure to always use good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage chips at the bottom of your container.
This succulent will tolerate weekly watering during summer and once a month or not at all during winter. If watered correctly this aloe will flourish and flower profusely, however it can handle long periods of drought. If you water incorrectly or have a poor drainage system or have too much shade your aloe could have an attack of pests or disease.

Aloe claviflora is not a fast-growing succulent and it will rarely need repotting, if your plant is tipping over or has stopped growing then you know it is time to move to another pot. The best time to do this would be in spring.
When repotting use a fast-draining mix with one-third of pebbles or sand. This succulent needs strong bright light and can withstand the full force of a summer sun once acclimated. Make sure to provide bright light and feed your aloe with a cactus fertilizer in summer only. Always suspend feeding during winter as this plant goes dormant during this period.

Aloe claviflora

Aloe claviflora is not a fast-growing succulent and it will rarely need repotting, if your plant is tipping over or has stopped growing then you know it is time to move to another pot. The best time to do this would be in spring.

Aloe cryptopoda can be propagated by division or seed. If you are propagating by seed it is best to sow during spring or summer. Germination will take place within three weeks.
Aloe cryptopoda is best grown in small groups in areas like bushveld gardens where frost is not bad, and be sure to plant it in a sunny location for example a warm northern slope or rockery.
Be sure to sow in well-drained sandy soil and keep it moist. The seedlings can be pricked out as soon as they are big enough to be handled which should be in after a year. Always use fertile soil and make sure your aloe receives full sun.  Compost and organic fertilizer will help to promote growth.

Aloe cryptopoda

Aloe cryptopoda can be propagated by division or seed. If you are propagating by seed it is best to sow during spring or summer. Germination will take place within three weeks.

Aloe dorothea can be planted indoors or outdoors. When planting indoors make sure to place your plant near a window where it will get plenty of bright, indirect light. If you are planting outdoors be sure to provide light shade, particularly during the hottest part of the day. 
Plant your succulents in well-drained soil formulated for cacti and other succulents, you could also make your own soil mix, remember that drainage is important if you want to prevent your roots from rotting. 
This aloe requires regular watering but can withstand drought for short periods of time. You should water deeply when the soil is dry but cut back on watering during winter. 
Propagating your aloe can be done by using the offsets, seeds, or cuttings from a mature plant.

Aloe dorothea

Aloe dorothea can be planted indoors or outdoors. When planting indoors make sure to place your plant near a window where it will get plenty of bright, indirect light. If you are planting outdoors be sure to provide light shade, particularly during the hottest part of the day.
Plant your succulents in well-drained soil formulated for cacti and other succulents, you could also make your own soil mix, remember that drainage is important if you want to prevent your roots from rotting.

Aloe ferox is one of the low-maintenance succulent plants demanding little pruning and trimming during the year. It is a slow-growing plant reaching heights of six-nine feet tall and breadth of up to three-five feet wide. 
Aloe ferox prefers indirect sunlight or even artificial light. It is completely intolerant of cold weather and will only do well in warm, moist weather. This succulent is also drought tolerant and will survive without daily watering, also preferring little or non-continuous irrigation. 
You should nourish your plant during the summer months with liquid fertilizer two-three times per season. When planting or transplanting this aloe use well-drained sandy soil and place it where it will receive full sun. It is best to plant or transplant during the dry season but be sure to water the plant for a few days before transplanting. 
Aloe ferox is unfortunately susceptible to mealybugs, plant scale, and mites. It can also be attacked by diseases like leaf spots, galls, aloe rust and bacterial infections.

Aloe ferox

Aloe ferox is one of the low-maintenance succulent plants demanding little pruning and trimming during the year. It is a slow-growing plant reaching heights of six-nine feet tall and breadth of up to three-five feet wide.

Aloe gariepensis will struggle to be away from its natural home to assure success it will need hot weather conditions. For an even better chance at success consider growing the succulent in a pot as this will allow you to have more control over the conditions and environment surrounding your plant.
If you want to achieve optimal flowering be sure to plant or place your plant in full sun. 
Raised rock gardens that have good drainage are the best environment. Growing this aloe is best achieved with seeds, and slow integration is essential. The seeds should be sown while they are still fresh. If kept for too long they will be invaded by small crawling insects. It is best to sow in late summer and treat your seeds to a long-lasting fungicide to protect them from getting a fungus that can kill young plants. 
When planting use coarse river sand and cover the seeds lightly keeping it moist. 
When the plants are 20-30mm high after germination you must replant the seedlings using a sandy loam medium and feed it with an organic fertilizer once a quarter for healthy growth. Take note that mature plants can be attacked by scale or aphids. If this does happen it is best to remove the scale with a cloth. All garden pests and disease can be limited by ensuring your succulent is kept in optimal growing conditions.

Aloe gariepensis

Aloe gariepensis will struggle to be away from its natural home to assure success it will need hot weather conditions. For an even better chance at success consider growing the succulent in a pot as this will allow you to have more control over the conditions and environment surrounding your plant.
If you want to achieve optimal flowering be sure to plant or place your plant in full sun.

Aloe glauca should be planted in full sun or light shade. Although not ideal it can withstand cold temperatures. This succulent will produce many small offsets at the base until one gains dominance over the rest and grows tall. It will also flower year-round with bright orange-red blossoms.
This aloe is an excellent focal point in rock, succulent, or cacti gardens and will grow well in containers. Like most aloes, it will require a good drainage system. It is a low-maintenance plant and you can remove the spent flower stalks as desired. You can replant the offsets and collect the seeds after flowering. be sure to plant in a good cacti compost or a loamy compost with added sand.

Aloe glauca

Aloe glauca should be planted in full sun or light shade. Although not ideal it can withstand cold temperatures. This succulent will produce many small offsets at the base until one gains dominance over the rest and grows tall. It will also flower year-round with bright orange-red blossoms.

Aloe globuligemma should be sown in spring and will flower during July and August. Be sure to plant this aloe where it will receive full sun and be careful with watering, particularly during winter rainfall. 
This succulent will do well in cultivation especially in areas with summer rainfall. The seeds will germinate very well but could damp off if overwatered. Use a mixture of river sand, compost and soil when sowing. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on the surface, covering them with small pebbles afterward which will help it to grow upright and prevent it from damping off. Keep your seed tray in a dry and warm corner and do not let it dry out. You can transplant your seedlings after one year.

Aloe globuligemma

Aloe globuligemma should be sown in spring and will flower during July and August. Be sure to plant this aloe where it will receive full sun and be careful with watering, particularly during winter rainfall.

Aloe grandidentata is easy to grow succulent and does well in gardens. Grow then in well-drained sandy soil in a semi-shaded or open and sunny location. You should water modestly or very sparingly during summer. They will be happiest in hot dry weather conditions and can withstand moderate frost. 
Aloe grandidentata are well suited to water-wise gardens, rockeries and containers. Plants sucker freely and clumps expand to form large groups. You must grow your aloe from seeds, sown in well-drained soil in a seedling tray, during spring or summer.
Or lift and divide the small clumps and remove the small plants from the mother plant(offsets) in late spring. Common problems with aloe grandidentata are overwatering or growing them in wet conditions. They are also prone to sapsucking insects which can often be found near the base of the plant beneath the leaves. As well as pests like aphids, mealybug and white aloe scale. It can also develop fungal diseases like root rot and leaf spot.

Aloe grandidentata

Aloe grandidentata is easy to grow succulent and does well in gardens. Grow then in well-drained sandy soil in a semi-shaded or open and sunny location. You should water modestly or very sparingly during summer. They will be happiest in hot dry weather conditions and can withstand moderate frost.

Aloe greatheadii is much like aloe globuligemma. They make excellent garden plants especially in the drier regions of South Africa. Being a succulent it is water-resistant and it is frost resistant making it able to survive in extremely cold conditions. 
If overwatered it will damp off instead of germinating well. Use a mixture of river sand, soil and compost to sow the seeds. Sprinkle evenly and cover with a layer of small pebbles. Keep your seed tray in a warm dry corner and do not allow it to dry out. You may transplant the seedlings after one year. 
To cultivate by cutting remove the offspring from the parent with a sharp pruning knife. Place the cuttings in the same mixture that you would use for the seeds, but add a top layer of river sand and use a root hormone to stimulate root growth. 
If you are using damaged plants for cultivation use a fungicide to treat the damaged roots and stems. Let the wound dry out and heal for a few weeks before planting.

Aloe greatheadii

Aloe greatheadii is much like aloe globuligemma. They make excellent garden plants especially in the drier regions of South Africa. Being a succulent it is water-resistant and it is frost resistant making it able to survive in extremely cold conditions.

Aloe greenii is an easy-to-grow stemless plant that will rapidly form large dense groups of rosettes. The leaves are bright green with greenish-white spots and pinkish-brown teeth. However, if aloe greenii is planted in full sun the green will turn a deep brown. 
This succulent plant is completely drought tolerant and will look lovely in a rock garden. 
It will require protection from severe frost weather conditions. Plant in well-drained soil and water occasionally more so during the hot months to promote better growth.

Aloe greenii

Aloe greenii is an easy-to-grow stemless plant that will rapidly form large dense groups of rosettes. The leaves are bright green with greenish-white spots and pinkish-brown teeth. However, if aloe greenii is planted in full sun the green will turn a deep brown.
This succulent plant is completely drought tolerant and will look lovely in a rock garden.

Aloe hereroensis is easily grown in alkaline, well-drained soil. For optimal growth place, this succulent where is can receive full sun and irrigate carefully so that you do not overwater your plant. This aloe can grow up to one-two feet tall and have a width of 30-60cm. It is a great succulent for borders, rock gardens, beds and succulent gardens.
As an added benefit this aloe is practically disease free and you should just keep your eye out for mealybugs and scale insects. Use a loamy sandy soil when planting and do not overwater as this aloe is drought tolerant. It can also handle transplanting and seeds tend to germinate in a few weeks. Keep your seedlings moist but in well-drained soil.

Aloe hereroensis

Aloe hereroensis is easily grown in alkaline, well-drained soil. For optimal growth place, this succulent where is can receive full sun and irrigate carefully so that you do not overwater your plant. This aloe can grow up to one-two feet tall and have a width of 30-60cm. It is a great succulent for borders, rock gardens, beds and succulent gardens

Aloe humilis is a short-stemmed, low growing and slow-growing succulent plant. In some situations, it may grow as tall as 16 inches high. 
This aloe will grow best in full sun and can do well in partial shade. It will even tolerate full shade but putting it in this location will make it more vulnerable to pests. When watering this aloe allow the soil to become almost completely dry and then water deeply. Little or no fertilizer is required but you should top dress with organic compost or worm castings early in the springtime.

Aloe humilis

Aloe humilis is a short-stemmed, low growing and slow-growing succulent plant. In some situations, it may grow as tall as 16 inches high.

Aloe jucunda should be planted in full sun as it needs strong light for optimal growth, This aloe prefers a warmer climate and does not handle cold well. If you live in a colder climate then it is best to plant this aloe indoors making sure to place it in an area where it will receive plenty of light. If you live in a warmer climate then plant your aloe outdoor but take steps to protect your plant during the colder months. 
You can propagate this succulent by leaves, cutting, offsets or seeds. It will not require repotting often, however, remember after you have bought your aloe that the first repotting is essential and use well-drained soil.

Aloe jucunda

Aloe jucunda should be planted in full sun as it needs strong light for optimal growth, This aloe prefers a warmer climate and does not handle cold well. If you live in a colder climate then it is best to plant this aloe indoors making sure to place it in an area where it will receive plenty of light

Aloe karasbergensis will grow best from freshly harvested seeds, make sure to plant your aloe in full sun or part shade. Never plant this succulent where it will receive shade for the majority as that makes it susceptible to fungal and viral infections as well as root rot. 
This succulent is a relatively fast-growing plant and will also tolerate having a companion plant. Remember to use well-drained soil when planting.

Aloe karasbergensis

Aloe karasbergensis will grow best from freshly harvested seeds, make sure to plant your aloe in full sun or part shade. Never plant this succulent where it will receive shade for the majority as that makes it susceptible to fungal and viral infections as well as root rot.

Aloe khamiesensis is best-grown seeds sown as fresh as possible preferably during summer. Use coarse river sand and cover the seeds lightly then keep it moist. After germination when your plant is around 2-3cm high you can plant overusing a sandy-loamy medium and d=feed it with an organic-based fertilizer at least once a month. 
When mature these plants can suffer from attacks of scale and aphids.

Aloe khamiesensis

Aloe khamiesensis is best-grown seeds sown as fresh as possible preferably during summer. Use coarse river sand and cover the seeds lightly then keep it moist. After germination when your plant is around 2-3cm high you can plant overusing a sandy-loamy medium and d=feed it with an organic-based fertilizer at least once a month.

Aloe lineata can be propagated by cuttings or truncheons, however, this is not the popular or recommended method because then it will only occasionally produce branched stems. So it is best to propagate this aloe with seeds. The best time to sow the seeds is during the warmer months of the year and always try and use fresh seeds. Sow in coarse river sand and then cover with a layer of sand about 2mm deep. Keep the medium moist and be careful not to sow the seeds too deeply as this may cause rot. The seeds will germinate in about two or three weeks. Treat your young seedlings to a fungicide for its protection. 
You can transplant once they are 2 or 3 cm into bigger containers with soil that consists of I part well-rotted compost and two parts river sand.

Aloe lineata

Aloe lineata can be propagated by cuttings or truncheons, however, this is not the popular or recommended method because then it will only occasionally produce branched stems.

Aloe longistyla will not grow well in cultivation and though it would make a  beautiful addition to any garden it is not recommended. 
You should not remove this succulent from its natural environment as it does not respond well to being transplanted. You may have some success by sowing fresh seeds but even this is not guaranteed to work, and if it does the chances of producing a sizeable plant are very slim.

Aloe longistyla

Aloe longistyla will not grow well in cultivation and though it would make a beautiful addition to any garden it is not recommended.

Aloe maculata as with most succulents will require little water to grow. You should never leave this aloe to sit in stagnant water, and always be sure to not overwater your plant. It will need bright and strong light for it to grow up healthy and once acclimated it will be able to handle the full summer sun. Be sure to give it bright light during winter and to hold off on feeding it as it goes dormant during the winter season. During summer you can feed it with a succulent fertilizer. Because this aloe is not fast-growing you will not have to repott often, if you see that your aloe has stopped growing or is tipping over in its pot you should repott during spring. Be sure to always use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles.

Aloe maculata

Aloe maculata as with most succulents will require little water to grow. You should never leave this aloe to sit in stagnant water, and always be sure to not overwater your plant. It will need bright and strong light for it to grow up healthy and once acclimated it will be able to handle the full summer sun.

Aloe marlothii is a large and beautiful succulent that is well suited for borders, beds, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or succulent gardens. It can grow up to 8 or 10 ft. tall and 4 - 6 ft. wide. It will grow relatively easy in well-drained soil and in full sun. During the first month of having planted your succulent be sure to water it once a week. After the first month, you can minimize the amount of water given. A well-established aloe can tolerate getting very little or no water for several months. Another benefit of this aloe is that it is reasonably disease-free however, you should look out for mealy bugs and scale insects. The flowers of this aloe will also produce a nectar that is attractive to birds and bees.

Aloe marlothii

Aloe marlothii is a large and beautiful succulent that is well suited for borders, beds, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or succulent gardens. It can grow up to 8 or 10 ft. tall and 4 - 6 ft. wide. It will grow relatively easy in well-drained soil and in full sun

To have a successful and healthy growing aloe melencantha be sure to grow its seeds that are sown as fresh as possible. From October to December during the summer season will be the optimal time for sowing. Keep the seeds moist and cover them lightly with coarse river sand, the seeds are susceptible to damping-off so it is recommended that you treat your seeds with a long-lasting fungicide when your plant has reached 20-30 mm. After germination, you can replant using a sandy loam medium and feed your succulent with an organic-based fertilizer about once a month.

Aloe melancantha

To have a successful and healthy growing aloe melencantha be sure to grow its seeds that are sown as fresh as possible. From October to December during the summer season will be the optimal time for sowing.

Just like aloe melancantha this succulent is also best grown from fresh seeds and should be sown in summer or autumn. Use a coarse sand medium and cover it lightly with sand, keep the seeds moist but not wet and within 2 weeks the seeds will have germinated. You must grow this aloe in sunny slightly sheltered well-drained areas. If your succulents must be fed using an organic-based fertilizer in a liquid solution, alternatively you can use bone meal, mixing it in the soil. This is especially good when transplanting or planting aloes.

Aloe microstigma

Just like aloe melancantha this succulent is also best grown from fresh seeds and should be sown in summer or autumn. Use a coarse sand medium and cover it lightly with sand, keep the seeds moist but not wet and within 2 weeks the seeds will have germinated.

Aloe mutabilis is one of the easier succulents to take care of, it is easily cultivated from offshoots or seeds. If you are using offshoots you can plant it directly into the sand and it will grow surprisingly fast. Aloe mutabilis will flower during winter from May to July depending on the regional climate and will make a great rockery specimen.

Aloe mutabilis

Aloe mutabilis is one of the easier succulents to take care of, it is easily cultivated from offshoots or seeds. If you are using offshoots you can plant it directly into the sand and it will grow surprisingly fast

Aloe pearsonii is not an easy succulent to grow and maintain, It will struggle greatly if removed from its natural habitat. To ensure success your succulent needs to be in hot weather, this means that you must be sure to plant it in a location that will provide it with full sun. It is possible to grow this aloe from offsets and cuttings but this is not the recommended method as aloe pearsonii takes a substantial amount of time to grow new roots and there is always the risk of disease or over-watering. The best method to use would be to sow your seeds as fresh as possible in late summer before winter starts. Use coarse river sand and cover them lightly and be sure to keep them moist. After germination when your plants have reached 20-30 mm in height you can transplant them. Use a sand-loam medium this time and feed your succulent with an organic-based fertilizer once a month.

Aloe pearsonii

Aloe pearsonii is not an easy succulent to grow and maintain, It will struggle greatly if removed from its natural habitat. To ensure success your succulent needs to be in hot weather, this means that you must be sure to plant it in a location that will provide it with full sun.

Aloe peglerae is one of the slower-growing aloes, it will look best if you plant this succulent in groups of three or five. It can be propagated from seed, which should be sown in a well-drained growth media and then covered lightly with fine silica sand. Unfortunately, this aloe is vulnerable to white scale, aloe cancer, and aloe rust. Keeping this succulent dry in winter will help to keep it healthy.

Aloe peglerae

Aloe peglerae is one of the slower-growing aloes, it will look best if you plant this succulent in groups of three or five. It can be propagated from seed, which should be sown in a well-drained growth media and then covered lightly with fine silica sand.

Aloe perfoliata is variable in the shape of the leaves and in colour. If this aloe grows in full sun the colour will be blueish and have tightly arranged leaves. If it is planted in the shade it will have a green colour and will have more widely spaced leaves. If you are growing this succulent indoors be sure to place it in a window where it will receive plenty of bright and indirect light. When planting outdoors provide your succulent with light shade especially during the hottest part of the day. Plant your aloe in a well-drained soil that is formulated for succulents. Even though this aloe is tolerant of drought conditions it is only for short periods of time so be sure to water your plant regularly. You can cut back on the watering during the months of winter.

Aloe perfoliata

Aloe perfoliata is variable in the shape of the leaves and in colour. If this aloe grows in full sun the colour will be blueish and have tightly arranged leaves. If it is planted in the shade it will have a green colour and will have more widely spaced leaves

To ensure healthy growth you must plant this succulent in well-drained soil with a pH that is either acidic, neutral (pH=7), or slightly basic. However, they can grow in different soil types like sandy soils or clay-like soils. Like the aloe peglerae, this succulent also looks good when planted in groups. This aloe is drought resistant but if it is watered during its growing season in the summer it will thrive and flower far better. This aloe will grow easily from seed, plant it in semi-shade to full sun and be sure to protect it from severe frost.

Aloe petricola

To ensure healthy growth you must plant this succulent in well-drained soil with a pH that is either acidic, neutral (pH=7), or slightly basic. However, they can grow in different soil types like sandy soils or clay-like soils

This succulent is another easy one to grow and maintain. It is a pretty but small aloe, the best place to plant and grow aloe pictifolia would be in thicket gardens. Aloe pictifolia is n easy grower and you can plant it in full sun or partial shade. Propagation is easy from seed or division, your aloe can also thrive in a small container. The seeds will germinate within three weeks and the plants will flower in their third year.  If you are in an area where frost is experienced it would be best to grow this aloe in a container or in a greenhouse where you can control the environmental conditions.

Aloe pictifolia

This succulent is another easy one to grow and maintain. It is a pretty but small aloe, the best place to plant and grow aloe pictifolia would be in thicket gardens. Aloe pictifolia is n easy grower and you can plant it in full sun or partial shade.

Aloe pluridens is another easy succulent to grow and will handle a wide variety of soils. You should plant this aloe in a semi-shade or sunny spot with well-drained soil and where it will have protection from heavy frost. Aloe pluridens is easily propagated by seed sown in spring or summer. Alternatively, you can use cutting or truncheons taken during summer.

Aloe pluridens

Aloe pluridens is another easy succulent to grow and will handle a wide variety of soils. You should plant this aloe in a semi-shade or sunny spot with well-drained soil and where it will have protection from heavy frost.

Aloe polyphylla struggles to survive when taken out of its natural habitat. Often it will only survive for a few years when removed, although it is not easy with the proper care this aloe can be cultivated successfully. It will grow best on a steep slope and will need well-drained soil. Make sure to protect your plant from hot temperatures and do the growing in spring and fall. This plant will not do well in constant heat and you should also protect it from hard freezes, especially when it is a young plant.

Aloe polyphlla

Aloe polyphylla struggles to survive when taken out of its natural habitat. Often it will only survive for a few years when removed, although it is not easy with the proper care this aloe can be cultivated successfully.

Aloe pretoriensis will grow well in a pot plant or in cultivation, it works particularly well in water-wise gardens and rockeries, and like a lot of succulents it does well in full sun and should be planted in well-drained soil. During hot weather be sure to water your aloe once a week and only twice a month under normal summer temperatures and only once a month during winter. When removing mature plants from the soil or repotting into bigger pots leave your succulent out of the soil for two or three days for it to dry, then cut off the old roots to prevent rotting and promote growth. Be sure to sow your seeds during the warm months on coarse river sand and lightly cover the seeds with sand. Your seeds will germinate after 3-4 weeks, wait 1 or 2 months after germination to transplant your seedlings. Your seedlings must be moved into a medium of 2 parts coarse river sand and 1 part well-rotted compost. This succulent is highly susceptible to aloe cancer, whit scale, rust, and aphids. All of this can be controlled by using a fungicide or pesticide application.

Aloe pretoriensis

Aloe pretoriensis will grow well in a pot plant or in cultivation, it works particularly well in water-wise gardens and rockeries, and like a lot of succulents it does well in full sun and should be planted in well-drained soil. During hot weather be sure to water your aloe once a week and only twice a month under normal summer temperatures and only once a month during winter.

Aloe pretoriensis will grow well in a pot plant or cultivation, it works particularly well in water-wise gardens and rockeries, it will grow well in semi-shaded areas with morning sunlight and afternoon shade. It should be planted in well-drained soil. During hot weather be sure to water your aloe once a week and only twice a month under normal summer temperatures and only once a month during winter. When removing mature plants from the soil or repotting into bigger pots leave your succulent out of the soil for two or three days for it to dry, then cut off the old roots to prevent rotting and promote growth. Be sure to sow your seeds during the warm months on coarse river sand and lightly cover the seeds with sand. Your seeds will germinate after 3-4 weeks, wait 1 or 2 months after germination to transplant your seedlings. Your seedlings must be moved into a medium of 2 parts coarse river sand and 1 part well-rotted compost. This succulent is highly susceptible to aloe cancer, whit scale, rust, and aphids. All of this can be controlled by using a fungicide or pesticide application.

Aloe reynoldsii

Aloe pretoriensis will grow well in a pot plant or cultivation, it works particularly well in water-wise gardens and rockeries, it will grow well in semi-shaded areas with morning sunlight and afternoon shade. It should be planted in well-drained soil. During hot weather be sure to water your aloe once a week and only twice a month under normal summer temperatures and only once a month during winter.

Plant your aloe speciosa where it will receive plenty of sun, this aloe will flourish well if you use fertile sandy-loam soil. This succulent is very adaptable and will tolerate various soil types, just make sure that the soil you use is well-drained, it could even be slightly acid to alkaline. Be sure to use plenty of bonemeal and provide an annual compost dressing. Water your succulent well in the beginning before it is established, once it is established your aloe will be self-sustaining. It is best to grow this succulent from sees that are sown as fresh as possible during spring or summer. Aloe speciosa is mostly disease-free, it is however prone to rust especially when grown in dense stands.  Plant your aloe speciosa where it will receive plenty of sun, this aloe will flourish well if you use fertile sandy-loam soil. This succulent is very adaptable and will tolerate various soil types, just make sure that the soil you use is well-drained, it could even be slightly acid to alkaline. Be sure to use plenty of bonemeal and provide an annual compost dressing. Water your succulent well in the beginning before it is established, once it is established your aloe will be self-sustaining. It is best to grow this succulent from sees that are sown as fresh as possible during spring or summer. Aloe speciosa is mostly disease-free, it is however prone to rust especially when grown in dense stands.

Aloe speciosa

Plant your aloe speciosa where it will receive plenty of sun, this aloe will flourish well if you use fertile sandy-loam soil. This succulent is very adaptable and will tolerate various soil types, just make sure that the soil you use is well-drained, it could even be slightly acid to alkaline. Be sure to use plenty of bonemeal and provide an annual compost dressing.

Aloe striata are one of the easiest succulents to grow, it manages to thrive in a wide variety of climatic conditions. The most important thing would be to make sure you plant this aloe in well-drained soil and in full sun. Water your aloe regularly, but do not over-water. Propagate Aloe striata with seeds sown in well-drained soil covered very lightly with a fine sand. Germination will happen rather quickly and it will reach flowering size in three to four years. Aloe stiata can fall prey to snout weevil, aloe rust and white scale. Keep your plant healthy to try and ward off such attacks.

Aloe striata

Aloe striata are one of the easiest succulents to grow, it manages to thrive in a wide variety of climatic conditions. The most important thing would be to make sure you plant this aloe in well-drained soil and in full sun. Water your aloe regularly, but do not over-water.

Aloe succotrini is best planted during the start of the rainy season in March or April, this allows the plant time to establish itself before the summer months. Plant your aloe succotrini in well-drained sandy soil. Place it in a sunny area but be sure that it will have semi-shade too. Feed your succulent with compost annually to promote healthy growth. Your aloe will not do well in summer rainfall areas or in very rich soil and be sure to protect it from frost.

Aloe succotrini

Aloe succotrini is best planted during the start of the rainy season in March or April, this allows the plant time to establish itself before the summer months. Plant your aloe succotrini in well-drained sandy soil.

Aloe suprafoliata is a slow-growing plant and will bloom in winter, they are mostly used in pots, rockeries or on dry and sunny slopes. This succulent will do better in light shade exposure, but it can grow in full sun. Make sure that your soil drains well and that potting is done in the spring. Since this succulent can tolerate drought you can water moderately in spring and summer

Aloe suprafoliata

Aloe suprafoliata is a slow-growing plant and will bloom in winter, they are mostly used in pots, rockeries or on dry and sunny slopes. This succulent will do better in light shade exposure, but it can grow in full sun

Aloe thraskii as with most succulents will require little water to grow. You should never leave this aloe to sit in stagnant water, and always be sure to not overwater your plant. It will need bright and strong light for it to grow up healthy and once acclimated it will be able to handle the full summer sun. Be sure to give it bright light during winter and to hold off on feeding it as it goes dormant during the winter season. During summer you can feed it with a succulent fertilizer. Because this aloe is not fast-growing you will not have to repott often, if you see that your aloe has stopped growing or is tipping over in its pot you should repott during spring.

Aloe thraskii

Aloe thraskii as with most succulents will require little water to grow. You should never leave this aloe to sit in stagnant water, and always be sure to not overwater your plant.

There are two methods you can use to propagate your aloe vanbalenii successfully and those are by either taking cuttings or by using seeds.

When using seeds be sure to sow in summer using well-drained soil. Your best option is to use 1/2 of river sand mixed with 6mm sieved compost. After mixing your medium you should level it and then sprinkle your seeds evenly across your tray. This will help prevent overcrowding. For protection, it is highly recommended that you use a fungicide to prevent damping off. Cover your seeds lightly with your soil mixture. You must be sure that your seeds will receive sufficient light, ventilation, and water. Your seeds will probably start germinating after 3 weeks or a month. Once your seedlings have reached 20-25 mm in height you can prick them out into pots, and then using the same medium as before transplant them into an area where it will get full sun. Use liquid fertilizer to feed your aloe and remember that they need to be planted in bags placed under 20% shade net when they reach a height of 50mm. 

You can take cuttings from the parent plant, however, do not plant them instantly. You must let the cuttings heal for a minimum of one day. When you are planting your aloe dip the cuttings into a rooting hormone that is suitable for semi-hardwood cuttings and then insert it into a sandy medium. After placing your tray in the glasshouse it should only be watered twice a week to prevent rotting. It should root after about a month. Once the rooting has started, you should plant the rooted cuttings into a well-drained soil mixture, for example, 2 parts compost 2 parts sandy soil, and one part loamy soil. Be sure to place your pot where it will receive adequate sun.

Aloe vanbalenii

There are two methods you can use to propagate your aloe vanbalenii successfully and those are by either taking cuttings or by using seeds.

When using seeds be sure to sow in summer using well-drained soil. Your best option is to use 1/2 of river sand mixed with 6mm sieved compost.

To plant your aloe vera successfully you will need to make sure you place it somewhere that it will receive plenty of bright indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will most likely dry out your plant too much and this will cause your aloe leaves to turn yellow. It is recommended that when planting your succulent to use a container/pot made out of terra-cotta or something similar with a porous material. This will ensure that your soil dries properly between waterings and also keeps your plant heavy which will prevent your plant from tipping over. 
Be sure that you use a well-drained potting mix and do not use gardening mix. You can also dust the stem of your plant with a rooting hormone powder. This will encourage your aloe to put out new roots. Fertilize your aloe once a month during Spring and Summer. You should water your succulent deeply but also infrequently, your soil should feel moist after watering but always give it enough time to dry out before watering again. You can water your aloe 2-3 times a week in spring and summer and even less than that during fall and winter. This succulent is, unfortunately, susceptible to plant pests like scale and mealybugs.

Aloe vera

To plant your aloe vera successfully you will need to make sure you place it somewhere that it will receive plenty of bright indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will most likely dry out your plant too much and this will cause your aloe leaves to turn yellow. It is recommended that when planting your succulent to use a container/pot made out of terra-cotta or something similar with a porous material.

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