Different types of aloe?

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Cacticarrie
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Different types of aloe?

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I need help identifying these succulents! Are they all aloe? Just different types?

Thank you!
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There are well over 550 species of Aloe, and many hybrids - yes, they're all Aloes. I'm not real good at identifying a lot of them, but these look like common types I do recognize, so I'll take a shot -

!. This is the one I have least confidence in the ID, but maybe Aloe aristata.
2. Looks like A. arborescens to me.
3. This I'm sure about - it's A. barbadensis, commonly known as Aloe Vera.
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The second looks like Aloe vera to me.

Also #1 - no way for that to be A.aristata. Something different, rather A. brevifolia.
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If the second aloe is one of the ‘big box store’ varieties that grows big (it LOOKS big), I agree with greenknight on aloe arborescens. I have one that bloomed with the yellow flower stalk that shows up in the succulentguide photos. Big leaves, heavily toothed… it fits the bill, though, as he also mentioned, there are hundreds of species - so the chances of there being ANOTHER large toothy aloe with yellow flowers is pretty high. :lol:
greenknight wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:35 am There are well over 550 species of Aloe, and many hybrids - yes, they're all Aloes. I'm not real good at identifying a lot of them, but these look like common types I do recognize, so I'll take a shot -

!. This is the one I have least confidence in the ID, but maybe Aloe aristata.
2. Looks like A. arborescens to me.
3. This I'm sure about - it's A. barbadensis, commonly known as Aloe Vera.
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Re: Different types of aloe?

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#1 gives my an Aloiampelos vibe. :-k
#2 does not look like Arborescens to me. Perhaps it is just grown in darker conditions?

This might be a better suited place for Aloe Identification: http://www.agaveville.org/index.php
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