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1 Outdoors only, grows weakly indoors.

2 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

3 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

4 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

5 Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

6 Indoors OK but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

7 Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

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Abromeitiella lotteae
Abromeitiella lotteae

Small offsetting terrestrial bromeliad which clads the steep dry hills of Peru with huge tight mounds of hard spiny rosettes. Easy to grow, best in bright light. Outdoors, it thrives in well-drained location, rockery etc.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adenia digitata
Adenia digitata

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenia firingalavensis
Adenia firingalavensis

Rare bottle-like caudiciform with an elongated variably-dimpled green caudex slowly to 50cms diam and 2m height tapering upwards into a tree-clinging vine in rocky dry Madagascan forests. The large summer leaves are lost in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenia fruticosa
Adenia fruticosa

Graceful and spineless beats graceless and spitefull.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenia glauca
Adenia glauca

Passionfruit Lump Plant. Large smooth tapered caudex sends up one or more vines in the summer growing season. Scented cream flowers and orange fruits with poisonous seeds. Indoors only, easy. But withhold water when leafless.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenia globosa
Adenia globosa

V.rare Lump Plant from tropical Africa. Fiercely spined branches grow from a spherical caudex, which forms slowly even from branch cuttings. Strongly scented cream flowers. Indoors only. Water sparingly, summer grower.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adenia pechuelii
Adenia pechuelii

Rare plant from driest rocky sandy deserts of Namibia where its caudex grows to 1m diameter. Short spiky branches with small leaves in summer only. Keep dry in winter. Take photos while it is alive.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Adenia repanda
Adenia repanda

Freeflowering caudi with bright red fruits in late autumn.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adenia spinosa
Adenia spinosa

Vining caudiciform with a fantastic globose green caudex to 60cms diameter. Cut back vines when dormant in winter. Water when in active growth. Indoors only in NZ.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium boehmianum
Adenium boehmianum

Rarely offered species from Namibia and Angola that slowly grows a tall thick trunk. Large leathery leaves followed by soft pink flowers with a dark red throat. Indoors only in bright light. Good drainage essential. Very dormant in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium multiflorum
Adenium multiflorum

Impala Lily. Differs from A.obesum: daintier flowers when still leafless in spring. As with obesum, the trunk base becomes a swollen wonder. Delicate plant, avoid cold or waterlogged soil, esp. in winter. Indoors only. Watch for insects.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium obesum
Adenium obesum

Desert Rose. Floriferous fattie. Lots of showy pink flowers and the trunk base becomes a swollen wonder. Delicate plant, avoid cold or waterlogged soil, esp. in winter. Indoors only. Watch for insects.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium oleifolium
Adenium oleifolium

Narrow upward downy leaves on thin branches from a fat gnarly raiseable base. Bright pink flowers in summer, dormant and leafless in winter. Slowgrowing species very much suited to a bonsai presentation.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium 'Red Robin'
Adenium 'Red Robin'

New hybrid with stunning vivid red flowers. Typical swollen trunk base. Delicate plant, avoid cold or waterlogged soil, esp. in winter. Indoors only. Watch for insects.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium socotranum
Adenium socotranum

Probably the most sexy plant on the planet! Wonderful large fatty from Socotra.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium somalense
Adenium somalense

Species info not ready at time of printing.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adenium swazicum
Adenium swazicum

Considered by some as a subspecies of A. obesum, this South African plant differs mainly in its larger, attractive solid pink flowers and slightly fuzzy leaves. Easy to grow, but indoors only in bright light. Keep dry in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus cristatus clavifolius
Adromischus cristatus clavifolius

Samosa Leaf Plant. South African miniature. Windowsill plant. Delicate, handle with care or leaves will break off (at least they grow from a leaf). Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus leucophyllus
Adromischus leucophyllus

Miniature windowsill plant. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy potting mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus maculatus
Adromischus maculatus

Choice miniature forming eventually a low massive raft bottom. Give brightest light for best red colours in leaf. Needs excellent drainage, and air movement. Remove old flowerstalks to avoid rotting.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adromischus marianiae 'antidorcadum' (alveolatus)
Adromischus marianiae 'antidorcadum' (alveolatus)

Miniature plant.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adromischus marianiae 'Bryan Makin'
Adromischus marianiae 'Bryan Makin'

Miniature windowsill plant. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy potting mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus marianiae 'herrei' Green
Adromischus marianiae 'herrei' Green

Small dull-green fat textured leaves. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus marianiae 'herrei' Red
Adromischus marianiae 'herrei' Red

Small red pustuled darling. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy potting mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus marianiae Van Rhyn's Pass
Adromischus marianiae Van Rhyn's Pass

Miniature windowsill plant. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy potting mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Adromischus schuldtianus
Adromischus schuldtianus

Another miniature plant for fans of army camouflage. Red-spotted leaves in dense rosettes to about 12cm across. Small tubular flowers in summer. Indoors only, in very bright light. Keep dry in winter.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Adromischus umbraticola
Adromischus umbraticola

Miniature, with spotted leaves on short branches from a broad raft bottom. Tiny red-throated white flowers. Easy indoor plant. Needs excellent drainage, and no water in winter.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aechmea ornata Variegated
Aechmea ornata Variegated

Brazilian bromeliad with fiercely tipped variegated leaves. Handsome symmetrical rosettes to 60 cm diameter, later offsetting. Easy to grow, in bright garden position or pot.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aechmea pineliana
Aechmea pineliana

This bromeliad has narrow vases and reddish grey leaves. Prefers a sunny position

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aeonium manriqueorum
Aeonium manriqueorum

Vigorous garden shrub to 1.5 m+. Numerous large concave deep green rosettes, rapidly providing a backdrop in the succulent garden. Bright yellow flowers massed in huge pyramidal racemes. Easy and fast.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aeonium sedifolium
Aeonium sedifolium

Miniature cliffdweller from Canary Islands. Needs brightest light to retain the colour in its leaves. Stresses to lovely orange tones with red stripes. Suits bonsai treatment. OK outdoors.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aeonium subplanum hybrid
Aeonium subplanum hybrid

Vigorous garden shrub to 1m+. Numerous large flat bright green rosettes, rapidly providing filler in the new succulent garden. Cream flowers massed in pyramidal racemes. Easy and fast.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aeonium tabulaeforme
Aeonium tabulaeforme

Apple green and flat as a maggot this Canary Island cliffdweller forms a mandala-like rosette to 30cm across. Terminal spike of yellow flowers. Prefers shade and cool roots. OK outdoors.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

A bushy plant to 1m x 1m. Nearly black leaves contrast with racemes of golden yellow flowers. For pot or ground, in brightest light. (Sometimes, but wrongly, spelt 'Schwarzkopf').

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave albescens
Agave albescens

Beautiful whitish or bluish solitary rosette to 1m diameter. From Cuba and rare in cultivation.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave americana medio-picta alba
Agave americana medio-picta alba

Rare and beautiful cultivar with a striking white band in the middle of the leaf. Excellent outdoor specimen, grows to only a meter or so across. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave americana 'Painted Yellow'
Agave americana 'Painted Yellow'

New and unusual colour form! Leaves grey with streaks and stripes of pastel yellow on this cultivar. Easy and fast outdoor specimen, grows to 2 metres or so across. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave americana Variegated Yellow Edge
Agave americana Variegated Yellow Edge

Leaves grey with striking yellow edge on this cultivar. Easy and fast outdoor specimen, grows to 2 metres or so across. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave angustifolia Variegated
Agave angustifolia Variegated

Beautiful cultivar with striking white edges on the leaves. Excellent outdoor specimen, grows to 1.5m diam. with a short trunk. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave arizonica
Agave arizonica

Highly endangered in Arizona (Cites 1). 40cm rosette with straight sharp leaves with tiny teeth. Offsets slowly to form a small cluster in time. Hardy in dry outdoor conditions.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave atrovirens
Agave atrovirens

(At least we THINK it is atrovirens). Colossal rosette to 5m+ diameter. V.fast grower with dark green leaves and power-pole-like peduncle.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave attenuata
Agave attenuata

A very user friendly Agave with soft, spineless leaves; great for the Mediteranean look. Forms large rosettes to 1.5 meters across with numerous offsets around the base. Tolerates light frosts only.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave avellanidens
Agave avellanidens

Literally "teeth that rip and tear". Fierce but incredibly graceful Agave for large pot or warm garden. To 90 cm diameter, and slowly offsetting.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave 'Big Smoothy'
Agave 'Big Smoothy'

Beautiful landscaping species with smooth-edged arching light blue-green leaves on a rosette eventually to 2m plus diameter. Easy outdoors, always seems to look good, and not dangerous to people.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave bovicornuta
Agave bovicornuta

Cow-horn Agave. Solitary green rosette to 2 meters diameter with attractive complex teeth on leaf margins. Massive inflorescence to 7 meters with abundant yellow flowers. OK outdoors, tolerates light frosts.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave bracteosa
Agave bracteosa

Graceful spineless rosettes to 80cm. Offsets with age. Stunning 2 meter inflorescence forms a huge white bottle-brush of flowers. Does not die after flowering. OK outdoors in frost-free, well-drained area.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave colorata
Agave colorata

Beautiful medium sized offsetting Agave from Sonora, Mexico. Eventually gets to around 75cm across. Easy outdoors in well drained sunny position. Flower spike to 3 meters high with dense yellow flowers.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave cupreata
Agave cupreata

Solitary Mexican species to 1 meter across. Strong, sharp, interestingly shaped copper coloured teeth, shiny green leaves and strong bud imprints make this an attractive plant. OK outdoors in frost free area.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave 'Dancing Teeth'
Agave 'Dancing Teeth'

Separated from Agave sp. FO 76, having more leaves which are more pointed, glaucous & without midstripe, on a smaller rosette with numerous and smaller white teeth. Easy in pot or garden.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave dasylirioides
Agave dasylirioides

Rare Mexican. Lovely whitish-green leaves with sharp tips. Easy to grow outdoors in the ground or in a big pot. Tolerant of light frosts. Sun or semi-shade.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave decipiens
Agave decipiens

Bold, upright, and eventually trunk-forming with deep green leaves. Fierce native of Florida. In rich soil it will reach 3m ht x 1m diam., much smaller if impoverished, or kept as a pot subject.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave deserti
Agave deserti

Rosettes to 60cm diameter, with glaucous thick rigid leaves upmarketly upswept. Apparently among the more edible of the Agaves (to the Indians of the northern Baja Peninsula). Let us know how you went. Untried outdoors.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave ferdinandi-regis
Agave ferdinandi-regis

Spain's answer to victoria-reginae, (although now considered a variant of the latter). However it is distinctive and superb. Fewer leaves but better paint job and huge black sculptured awns. 60cm rosette for well-drained, sunny position.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave geminiflora
Agave geminiflora

Mexican fine flexible-leaved rosette to 60 cms diameter. Curling white filaments are a variable visual feast. Easy to grow outdoors in the ground or in a big pot. Tolerant of light frosts. Sun or semi-shade.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave geminiflora Large form
Agave geminiflora Large form

This form ("sp Lau") has a larger rosette to 1.5 m diameter. Leaves are not so straight, less stiff, and have less curling white filaments. Easy to grow outdoors in the ground or in a big pot. Tolerant of light frosts. Sun or semi-shade.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave guadalajarana
Agave guadalajarana

Pronounced wardal a hararna. Beautiful compact light grey rosette to 50cm diam. Seldom offsetting. Attractive mammillate leaf margins. Bright light needed. Mexico 5000 ft, so outdoors OK.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave guiengola
Agave guiengola

Scarcely armed white glaucous rosettes to 60cm diameter. OK outdoors but we suspect not frost-hardy. Comes from a very restricted limestone region in Mexico.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave isthmensis
Agave isthmensis

Little-known miniature Agave with very broad leaves between which appear the axillary offsets. The rosettes grow to only 10cm diameter. Suited for indoors or patios or in mild areas in the rockery.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave karwinskii
Agave karwinskii

Fierce rosette to 60cm diameter, later forming a trunk clothed in sharp, narrow persisting leaves, toothed on the margins. Tough and easy in the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha

Handsome Mexican species usually to 45cm diameter, later offsetting. Leaves blacktipped and variable in width. OK outdoors given a bright and well-drained position. Probably tolerates at least mild frosts.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave multifilifera
Agave multifilifera

Absolutely fiercesome ball of stiff narrow leaves very slowly becoming trunked. One of the few trunked Agaves!

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave nizandensis
Agave nizandensis

Soft, brittle yet rubbery leaves (impossible?) on sparse flat rosette to 50cm. Leaf stresses up v.red, but has pale mid-stripe. Unusual Agave in that it is unarmed and not closely related to any other.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave ocahui
Agave ocahui

Attractive compact solitary rosette of dark green toothless leaves, eventually to 1 meter across. Excellent garden plant for well drained sunny spot and will take at least a light frost.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave ocahui longifolia
Agave ocahui longifolia

Large solitary rosette of dark green toothless leaves, to about 1 meter across. Excellent garden plant for well drained sunny spot and will take at least a light frost.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave parryi huachucensis
Agave parryi huachucensis

Tight and handsome rosette (to 60cm diameter) of broad black-tipped leaves. Suits patio tub or garden. Frost-hardy. Watch for scale insects. Eventually offsets.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave parviflora
Agave parviflora

Beautifully white marked tiny Agave, eventually to 20cm across with few offsets. From Arizona and Mexico. Grow in brightest light for compact growth and best markings. OK outdoors in well drained position in full sun.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave peacockii
Agave peacockii

Rare species from Mexico, bearing unusually large and attractive teeth. Possibly a naturally ocurring hybrid of Agave kerchovei and marmorata. OK outdoors in a sunny well-drained area.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave polianthiflora
Agave polianthiflora

Miniature from Mexico with beautiful white markings, about 20cm across at maturity. Easily confused with A. parviflora & toumeyana bella, but it has unusual bright pink flowers. Offsets slowly to form a small cluster. Hardy in dry outdoor conditions.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave potatorum
Agave potatorum

Offsetting whitey-glaucous rosette to 80cm. Broad leaves have crenulate edges with mammillate prominences, good in silhouette. Easy and OK outdoors, or in a pot.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave pygmae
Agave pygmae

Handsome rosette to 30cm diameter of blue-grey leaves with attractive bud imprints. Eventually offsets. Suits patio tub or garden. Easy plant, tolerates light frost.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave scabra
Agave scabra

Beautiful blue leaved Agave from Texas & Mexico. Offsets freely and may reach 1.8 m. across after many years. Leaves have a sinuous sinusoidal sexiness. Suitable for hot, dry well drained gardens.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave schidigera
Agave schidigera

Easy to grow landscaping plant similar to Agave filifera but a longer leaf with thicker and more schidigerous filifers. Rosette to 60cm+. Schidigerously groovy plant for the dry garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave sp FO 76
Agave sp FO 76

Probably a non-blue form of A.titanota. Colourful chunky 70cm rosette, plus offsets. Large ‘claspy’ spines coloured white to brown and a darker central leaf band. Does well outdoors or in a rockery.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave splendens
Agave splendens

Related to A.lophantha but probably inseparable from A.xylonacantha this handsome form has a white corneous leaf margin with attractive teeth on a medium rosette of green sometimes mid-striped leaves. To 90 cm diam.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave sp Rio Verde
Agave sp Rio Verde

Super whitey-grey rosette about which we know very little as yet, beyond its obvious beauty. Size to about 50cm perhaps. Give it a protected brightest light position to be safe, or test it in an exposed position.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave stricta
Agave stricta

Many sharp needle-like leaves to 60cm eventually radiate almost spherically. Some are bluer than others. Handle with care and keep clear of children, except naughty children. OK outdoors in tub or garden.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Agave stricta Miniature
Agave stricta Miniature

Cute many-leafed miniature form of A.stricta, growing to only a little bit in diameter compared to bigger ones. Especially good for cats which like to sit on your plants. Good outdoors in Mexico. Possibly here also if drained +++.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave titanota
Agave titanota

Fascinating rosettes to 90cms, later offsetting, bearing heavy more or less claspy teeth. FO 72 is a greener form, our latest are from the type locality, Rancho Tambor, Mexico where the colour is bluer and sometimes whitish. Needs to be grown hard, in full sun, to develop the good colours that makes this form so attractive. Easy species for garden, and tolerates frost.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Agave 'Toothless Wonder'
Agave 'Toothless Wonder'

As gorgeous as an Agave can get, this solitary rosette will have rigid leaves to 25cm with grey/blue leaf colours and a smooth and toothless leaf edge. Cold hardy but best indoors in NZ (because our winters are wet).

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave toumeyana bella
Agave toumeyana bella

Miniature from Arizona with beautiful white markings, about 20cm across at maturity. Offsets slowly to form a small cluster in time. Similar to A. parviflora & polianthiflora. Hardy in dry outdoor conditions.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave utahensis
Agave utahensis

There are 4 varieties of the species utahensis, each of which shows great variability. Rigid leaves to 250mm with grey/blue leaf colours and varied spine shapes and colours. Cold hardy but best indoors in NZ.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Agave utahensis eborispina
Agave utahensis eborispina

An extreme form of utahensis, with stiff leaves to 250mm with a startling white awn (i.e. end spine) theoretically to as long as 20cm. Teeth larger and crooked in this form.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave utahensis nevadensis
Agave utahensis nevadensis

There are 4 varieties of the species utahensis, each of which shows great variability. Rigid leaves to 250mm with grey/blue leaf colours and varied spine shapes and colours. Cold hardy but best indoors in NZ.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Agave victoriae-reginae
Agave victoriae-reginae

Attractive white lines enhance this excellent rosette plant for a well-drained, sunny position. Very variable, most forms growing slowly to 40cm diameter. Named in honour of Queen Victoria.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Albuca sp CC5129
Albuca sp CC5129

Unusual bulb from South Africa with thin semi-succulent leaves that are often coiled like a spring. Scented yellow flowers from winter to spring. Dormant and leafless in summer. Good in pot or sunny garden.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Albuca spiralis
Albuca spiralis

Rare even in succulentophile circles, but easy to grow, just allow it to go dormant for summer and it will come corkscrewing out of the ground again in Autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Alluaudia dumosa
Alluaudia dumosa

SE Madagascar. Eventually treelike to 6m, but initially a bush of naked smooth erect fuzzy grey branches with a few minute black spines. Indoors, in bright light, but worth trying outdoors in sheltered raised position in mild areas.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Alluaudia procera
Alluaudia procera

Spiny columnar lemur ladders to 15m high. Small succulent leaves are vertical on old growth and horizontal on new growth, dropping off in winter. Easy potplant but outdoors only in perfect free-draining location.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe aculeata
Aloe aculeata

Large stemless solitary rosette to 1m diameter. Numerous thorns each having a white base. Erect racemes with a two-tone orange-red effect, 2-3 per inflorescence. Easy in large pot or in ground.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe africana
Aloe africana

A particularly beautiful tree Aloe from Cape province, South Africa. Usually unbranched, to 4 meters high with long, 2-4 branched inflorescences of curved yellow-orange flowers. Grows well outdoors.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe albiflora
Aloe albiflora

Rare slow-growing miniature from Madagascar. Clumps of narrow-leaved rosettes to about 15cm high. Flowers bell-shaped, pure white. Outdoor capability unknown. Prefers shade.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe alooides
Aloe alooides

Spectacular tree aloe from S.Africa with large downcurving leaves and long narrow racemes of dense bright yellow flowers in winter. Slowly to 2m high. Tough outdoors, handles light frosts. Highly recommended.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe angelica
Aloe angelica

Rare and special tree aloe with curvy leaves atop a tall naked unbranched trunk to 4m. The flowers are just super in mid-winter, red opening to greenish yellow in 10 - 20 short round racemes. Grows outdoors only in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe aristata
Aloe aristata

Pretty leaves, covered both sides in white pointed tubercles, form a rosette to 30cm diameter, larger than its more common hybrid, and slower to offset. Short inflorescence of short racemes of large pink flowers.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe barberae
Aloe barberae

Formerly known as A.bainesii. The second largest of all succulents, eventually reaching 18m in height. Even small plants soon form statuesque specimens. Tough grower in most areas. Mild frosts only.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe betsileensis
Aloe betsileensis

Madagascan Aloe to 40 cms diameter. Related to A.conifera but twice the diameter and inflorescence is usually 3-branched, not simple (unbranched).

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe bowiea
Aloe bowiea

Rare miniature Aloe with grass-like (but toothed) leaves to15cm from a swollen base. Eventually forms clusters of rosettes. Flowers whitish and small. Outdoor capability unknown.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe brevifolia depressa
Aloe brevifolia depressa

Larger growing uncommon form of this common species. To 30cm diameter, usually offsetting, sometimes spotted, spots can be tubercled. OK outdoors in pot or garden in (at least) mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe broomii
Aloe broomii

Choice stemless Aloe with a lined, tight 90cm rosette and sharp brown spines. Dense flowers on an unusual yellow-orange bottlebrush raceme, to 1m. OK outdoors in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe buhrii
Aloe buhrii

Summer flowering 60cm stemless rosette with smooth softly spotted leaves. Several successive inflorescences with clouds of lovely orange flowers. Easy outdoor plant in mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe calcairophila
Aloe calcairophila

8cm leaves mounted on distichous(fan-shaped) rosettes forming small clusters eventually. Flowers white.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe cameronii
Aloe cameronii

Striking species from East Africa with shiny leaves that turn bright red in winter. Grows well outdoors, forming clumps to half a meter high. Flowers red, on long slender peduncles produced in late winter.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe capitata gneissicola
Aloe capitata gneissicola

Gorgeous grey/purple tones in stress, and probably best as a confined pot subject. Lovely yellow flowers in Aug/Sep. Solitary short-stemmed rosette to 50cm. OK outdoors

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe capitata quartziticola
Aloe capitata quartziticola

Heavier leafed grey form of this stunning species. Stemless rosette to 60cm. Larger red teeth and red margin. Larger racemes of yellow flowers. Handsome. Should be OK outdoors in warm position.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe castanea
Aloe castanea

Tallest of the Bottlebrush Aloes, to 4m, branching basally eventually (apparently). Long thin twisting orange racemes point crazily outward in late winter. Fantastic plant, very happy outdoors, and best in the ground

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe cipolinicola
Aloe cipolinicola

Once a rare form of A. capitata but now recognised as a distinct species, this becomes a tree aloe to 2+ metres, and bears magnificent yellow flowers. Hailing from the fairly cold highlands of central Madagascar it seems to prefer the cool outdoors, not the heat of a greenhouse in summer.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe claviflora
Aloe claviflora

From arid stony deserts in Namibia. Greyish rosettes to 40cm across later offsetting. Red flowers in spring from a horizontal inflorescence to 50cm long. Probably not suitable outdoors (too wet in winter).

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe comosa
Aloe comosa

Type locality examples from Clanwilliam. A single-trunked small tree Aloe with pink suffused leaves forming graceful rosettes. Very tall inflorescences with long pink racemes of flowers. Not very hardy outdoors.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe conifera
Aloe conifera

Madagascan species with rosettes to 30cm across, greyish to reddish purple in full sun. Flowers elongated cone-like, yellow and scented. Outdoors in sheltered position, otherwise indoors in bright sunny spot.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe cooperi
Aloe cooperi

Largest of the Grass Aloes and this is a giant form of it. Forms dense clumps to 1.5m high. Flowers during much of the year with large orange flowers. Use snail bait as necessary. Easy to grow in sun or part shade.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe 'Coromandel Gold'
Aloe 'Coromandel Gold'

Large new tree Aloe to 1m diameter, distinguished by numerous racemes of amazing bright yellow flowers. OK outdoors in mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe cremnophila
Aloe cremnophila

This pendulous cliff-dweller from Somalia has small rosettes on long stems radiating from the rootstock, and it also stoloniferises. Scarlet flowers. Easy to grow in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe cryptopoda
Aloe cryptopoda

Compact garden plant with sometimes glaucous upright dark green leaves to 80cm long. Offsets at base to form tight groups. Yellow flowers in mid-winter.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe dawei
Aloe dawei

Vigorous upright bush, evnetually with a solid trunk surrounded by a thousand branches. Easy to grow in the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe descoingsii
Aloe descoingsii

Of 580 Aloe species this is the smallest, to about 4 cm diameter, later offsetting prolifically. Another amazing Madagascan! Cute orange bell-shaped flowers. Outdoors only in warm dry position.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe descoingsii augustina
Aloe descoingsii augustina

Even cuter than the typical form, its leaves having brighter white spots, and whiter more prominent spikey teeth. Flowers are cylindric not conical, but otherwise shares the same habits and diminutive size.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe dhufarensis
Aloe dhufarensis

Rare species from the Dhofar region of Oman. Beautiful white rosette to 1 meter, suffused with lavender and pinkish tones. Indoors only in brightest light, keep fairly dry in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma

Large sculptural tree to 8m., suits tub culture (or in the ground if sunny, sheltered, frost-free, well drained & fertile). Thick silvery trunk, later a branching crown and yellow flowers.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe dinteri
Aloe dinteri

Rare and unusual Namibian relative of Aloe variegata. Solitary rosette to 30cm across. Flowers in autumn, very pale rose pink. Indoors only, in bright light. Susceptible to overwatering.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe distans
Aloe distans

Rosette to 150mm diameter, later sprawling and offsetting. Attractive yellow teeth and red capitate flowers. A smaller relative of A.mitriformis. Good outdoors at least in mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe divaricata
Aloe divaricata

Tree Aloe to 2-3m. with erect narrow leaves, with oustanding red-brown teeth (frequently bicuspid). Precocious species with lax racemes arranged densely and in great quantity. Worth trying outdoors in good situation.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe 'DoorAndCrack Filler'
Aloe 'DoorAndCrack Filler'

Toothy spotted rosette of merit despite the unusual epithet awkwardly complying with the two-word rule which is itself a nonsense nowadays. Flowers pinky red in a sub-dense raceme. Outdoors probably ok in good location.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe 'Doran Black'
Aloe 'Doran Black'

Choice recent rauhii hybrid (often mis-spelt as "Dorian"). Heavily rough-textured and spotted leaves on a low tight rosette to 20cms diameter. Easy in bright light, and even possibly OK in a rock garden in mild areas.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe erinacea
Aloe erinacea

Rare and beautiful species from the diamond fields of Namibia. Mostly solitary spectacularly spinaceous rosettes to around 30cm across. Slow growing, indoors only in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe excelsa
Aloe excelsa

Noble plant from Zimbabwe. Heavy rosette atop a straight trunk to 2 - 6m in time, unbranched. Numerous racemes of brick-red to orange-red flowers in late winter, outer racemes angle out.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe ferox
Aloe ferox

National flower of S.Africa. Heavy unbranched rosette slowly reaches 4m height. Great flowers in early winter, usually red. Rich nectar attracts birds. Moderately hardy if well-drained.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe ferox 'candelabrum'
Aloe ferox 'candelabrum'

Now considered to be only a superior form of A.ferox. Larger curving leaves atop a stout unbranched trunk to 4m. Spectacular wider candelabras of white-tipped red flowers in midwinter. OK outdoors and frosthardy.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe 'Flaming Spires'
Aloe 'Flaming Spires'

Our fastest-growing tree aloe, to 5 m ht. Showy red-opening-to-yellow racemes of tui-attracting flowers in early winter. Trim offsets regularly to keep trunk naked for best appearance.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe fleurentiniorum 'edentata'
Aloe fleurentiniorum 'edentata'

Unusual toothless species from Yemen. Offsetting rosette to around 50cm, short inflorescence with pinkish flowers. Best grown in bright light for compact growth. Untried outdoors in NZ.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe fouriei (as thompsoniae)
Aloe fouriei (as thompsoniae)

One of many Grass Aloes, so named due to their resemblance to grasses. This one forms a dense tuft of thin fleshy leaves and has small racemes of bright orange-red flowers. Well suited to the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe gariepensis
Aloe gariepensis

60cm rosette of incurving leaves. From very arid areas near the Orange River, so must keep well-drained and warm. Flowers red, yellow, or bicoloured. Young plants are spotted.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe globuligemma
Aloe globuligemma

Poisonous species with large single rosette on feeble stem with spectacular inflorescence of secund flowers. OK outdoors, but only in very mild areas, try next to a north-facing wall.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe haemanthifolia
Aloe haemanthifolia

Endangered species from mountains in SW Cape. Smooth broad lvs to 30cm long in fan-shaped rosettes which later offset basally. Capitate inflorescence of orange to scarlet flowers. Should be OK in wet winters in south facing positions.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Aloe hardyi
Aloe hardyi

Rare and unusual cliff-dwelling Aloe from South Africa. Attractive upright bright red flowers in early winter. OK outdoors in frost free location, best planted on the edge of a wall so that it can hang.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe haworthioides
Aloe haworthioides

One of the smallest of Aloes, for the windowsill, the rockery, or the exposed Central Madagascan outcrop. Hairs and cilia distinguish this lovely miniature, which has orange-red flowers.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe helenae
Aloe helenae

Non-branching tree Aloe with long hanging leaves, from dry SW Madagascar. Eventually to 4m. Flowers yellow with red tips, in short broad racemes on numerous simple inflorescences. Easy in the garden in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe hereroensis
Aloe hereroensis

Grey-leaved medium-sized stemless rosette. Unknown outdoors for us.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe humilis
Aloe humilis

Small South African Aloe with rosettes to 15cm diameter, offsetting to form clusters. OK outdoors in sunny well-drained area. Bright orange flowers on unbranched inflorescence in early spring.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe ibitiensis
Aloe ibitiensis

Usually solitary stemless rosette to 40cm diameter. Branched erect inflorescence with scarlet flowers. Easy outdoors. Frost tolerance unknown as yet.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe imalotensis
Aloe imalotensis

Madagascar's answer to Aloe striata. 40cm rosette of soft, broad, pin-striped, pink-edged leaves. Stresses up very nice and pinkly. Pot subject only, especially keep water out of rosette.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe imalotensis Spotted form
Aloe imalotensis Spotted form

Madagascan with broad grey glaucous sometimes-spotted somewhat undulate leaves on rosette to 30 cm diameter. Indoors only most likely in wet climates.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe intermedia
Aloe intermedia

A bushy Aloe from Madagascar forming clumps about 50cm high. Leaves redden and turn purplish in bright sun. Grows well outdoors in a well drained position. Red flowers in summer.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe jucunda
Aloe jucunda

A small prolifically offsetting Aloe well suited to outdoor gardens or container culture. The rose-pink flowers are produced throughout much of the year. Rosettes reach only about 12cm across. Best in shade.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe juvenna
Aloe juvenna

With a short spiny leaf this miniature eventually becoming a multi-stemmed sprawler great to cover some rockery. Red flowers occasionally produced. Frost tolerant to at least a small degree.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe karasbergensis
Aloe karasbergensis

Gorgeous green-striped Namibian relative of Aloe striata. Thick leaves on stemless rosette to 50cm diameter. Usually not offsetting. Pink flowers in March. Outdoors needs warm spot.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe khamiesensis
Aloe khamiesensis

Attractive species from rocky areas of the northern Cape. Slowly to 1.5 m high with a thick usually unbranched trunk. Flowers red, multi-branched. OK outdoors in mild areas. Good drainage recommended.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe krapohliana
Aloe krapohliana

Slowly attains the look of a miniature tree aloe to 20cm diameter and height. In mid-winter bears several relatively large racemes of red flowers. Best in a bonsai dish or small pot of attractive proportions.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe laeta
Aloe laeta

Dentally distinguished blue-grey 30cm rosette featuring unusual close sawtoothery, sometimes pink-tinged. Cold-hardy if dry. Best appreciated when grown immaculately & brightly in a pot.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Aloe linearifolia
Aloe linearifolia

Rare South African ‘Grass’ Aloe from Natal. Forms only 6-8 thin grass-like leaves to 30cm high. Flowers greenish yellow in spring. Dies back in winter, re-grows in spring. Bright light indoors, untried outdoors.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe longistyla
Aloe longistyla

Small blue rosette to 250mm, covered in teeth. Oversized flowers are an exciting event in early winter. Avoid overwatering, possibly not suited to ground planting outdoors.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

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