The gold tooth aloe is a common garden
plant in Southern California. It brightens this corner of my garden
with its spikes of bright orange flowers. It is a close relative
of Aloe vera, which is noted for its medicinal properties.
This aloe has rather short stems which are generally hidden behind the large rosette of succulent leaves.
This mound of aloe rosettes is a single plant which started out as a single rosette cut from a previous plant. Aloe is easily cloned in this way. It also requires very little attention, which I like.
These are the flower stalks coming up out of the rosettes.
] [Back Yard
Biology ] [ Science Can Be Fun