Aloe Plants to Identify

Can you identify this succulent? photo by Alma Bye of Virginia

Can you identify this succulent?

Alma Bye from Virginia sent in this photo and says; I know this is a succulent, but can you tell me it's name?"


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P.S. I've just found a wikipedia page that lists apparently all (really?) aloe types of plants and has some photos and links to more details on many of them. It looks like a good reference page: aloe vera or other aloes plants to indentify

P.S.S. You can find some comments from other visitors, helping to identify this aloe plant, if you go further down the page to the section titled, "What Other Visitors Have Said." Check some of the the other pages as some of the descriptions and the photos can help each other out.

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I've just taken time to follow the hints given in the comments left on this page, and have learned some new things. I see now why Alma asked if this houseplant could be an aloe vera plant. I didn't recognize it. Fortunately, other visits to this page, aloe plants to identify, did offer insights.

It more likely comes from the Kalanchoe family. That is also a succulent, which may explain why Alma needed help to identify whether it was an aloe or what it really is.

I learned that these Kalanchoes do well in warm climates with little water, and they tend to have these pretty rows of little pink flowers around the edges of their broad leaves. That may account for its more common name, Mother of Thousands, for it is an asexual plant that sprouts little baby plants off the edges of its leaves. That alone is quite rare, I have just learned.

The Chinese like to buy these Kalanchoes when they are in bloom for their holidays or festivals. However, at the same time one should be aware that thise beautiful plants can be posionous to some animals. You should NOT try to eat them!

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Flat Aloe Vera vs. a Swirled Leaf Arrangement? Not rated yet
I have some aloe plants that I can't totally identify. They are green with white spots and little spikes on the edges of the leaves, but unlike all the …

Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Identified Not rated yet
The "Can you identify this plant?" you've shown in the picture is a Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum. Also called Devil's Backbone, …

Mother of Thousands - Type of Aloes Not rated yet
Mother of Thousands Scientific Name: Bryophyllum daigremontianum Synonym: Kalanchoe daigremontiana Family: Crassulaceae Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost, …

Amy Not rated yet
The "Can you identify this plant?" you've shown in the picture is actually a Kalanchoe (cal-i-en-choe-hee), not an aloe. I'm not 100% sure of the species …

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