When it comes to determining Aloe, the main feature that sets them apart is the shape and the flesh of the leaves. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, triangle-shaped. The color can be light to dark green and Aloe are generally smaller in size compared to Agave leaves.
In this way, are all succulents Aloe?
Aloe vera plants are succulents, so use a well-draining potting mix, such as those made for cacti and succulents. Do not use gardening soil.
One may also ask, which type of Aloe Vera is poisonous?
There are three poisonous Aloe species – Aloe ballyi, Aloe elata and Aloe ruspoliana. These species have leaf sap that gives off a strong ratty odour.
How do I know what kind of succulent I have?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
When it comes to succulent combinations, you should put their growing season, watering, lighting, and soil need into consideration. … And if you want to put the summer dormant succulents together, you may want to think about Aeonium, Aloe, Graptopetalum, and Kalanchoe.
This is a great hybrid aloe , with the upward thrust of a tree aloe species and the clumping habit of most other aloes. Great silvery blue (glaucous) color.
|Scientific Name||Aloe california|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
Aloe Vera & Cacti Both Have Spikes, Thorns, Prickles, or Spines on Them. Visually, the presence of those prickles and thorns on aloe vera makes them look a lot like cacti. … These are modified buds called “areoles.” From the areoles spring the spines (usually) for which cacti are best known.
Barbadensis-miller is well established as the best Aloe species, for both topical and internal consumption.
It’s important to understand that there are different varieties of Aloe vera, and the common variety for burns is not meant to be eaten, it’s just meant to be applied to the skin. Lets look at the differences between the Aloe vera varieties, so we can distinguish the edible variety from the non-edible one.