Common plants that look like aloe vera include agave plant, yucca, haworthia, gasteria, and maguey. These succulents have rosette leaves that grow around the stem – some with spines on the edges.
Regarding this, how do you find out 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.
Also to know is, is Haworthia a type of aloe?
Aloe, Gasteria and Haworthia are three related genera, comprising hundreds of succulent plants. They are all easily grown in pots. A few adapt to low-light levels of indoor conditions and can be grown as house plants. Aloe is a genus of about 400 species, native to Africa, Arabia and Madagascar.
How do I identify my aloe plant?
Look for thick green leaves that grow in a circle, with younger leaves forming a new circle in the middle and spreading outward. These leaves can give the Aloe plant the look of an upside down umbrella. The edges of each leaf contain short, sharp thorns, similar to a cactus.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. The plant is stemless or very short-stemmed with thick, greenish, fleshy leaves that fan out from the plant’s central stem. … However, the plant doesn’t appreciate sustained direct sunlight, as this tends to dry out the plant too much and turn its leaves yellow.
Aloe grows best in full sun and partial shade. According to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, there are currently about 580 species of Aloe. … In this article, we discuss 20 of the most popular ones.
Aloe vera are succulents, so they store water in their leaves. It is important not to overwater them – water whenever the top few centimetres of compost to dry out between waterings. Make sure you let the water drain away fully – do not let the plant sit in water as this may cause the roots to rot.
A great option for identification is an app put together by my friend Jacki at Drought Smart Plants called Succulent ID. You can look at different genera of succulents or search through photos based on characteristics of your succulent.