What Type Aloe

by Robert
(Squaw Valley, CA)

My Aloe (by Robert in Squaw Valley, CA

My Aloe (by Robert in Squaw Valley, CA

This Aloe has red flowers that rise about 3 feet at most. flower stalk splits into 3 branches, each with one or more smaller branches that contain the red flowers.

Aloe leaves are up to 7 inches long and about 2 to 3 inches at it's widest base.

I absolutely have used this plant in the picture provided for burns. It has healed them with no scarring. I use it on my dry skin and it instantly stops the pain and itching and makes it feel soft.

I am not sure which type of Aloe it is and would like to know if possible.

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May 22, 2013
by: justin marwick

That is an aloe maculata.

Jun 13, 2011
My Guess at Your Aloe's Type
by: Ruth Marlene Friesen

Hi Robert,
I can't see your flowers, but I've just been doing some research to answer another question, and discover that in South Africa there's a type of aloe called aloe ferox which has red flowers.

My aloe vera have only ever had yellow ones, but yes, on a long thin, round stock growing up out of the center.

Apparently there are some aloes that have a more speckled look like yours. I saw some aloe ferox pictures that had that colouration too, but I'm not sure if that's a conclusive sign of identification.

Anyway, my first guess right now is aloe ferox, for someone else wrote me that they had one in their backyard - I believe in the USA.

Is there anyone else who can identify it more definitely? Do comment and let us know!


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