(SEEDS ONLY) All species of aloe feature succulent leaves and a roughly rosette growth habit, although they differ in size and flower composition.
As desert plants, aloes grow best in warm, dry climates, but many are hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 9 and will thrive in most coastal and inland areas. Most species of aloe germinate reliably from seed and will establish a healthy root system in just a few months; however, they must be kept warm and slightly dry to prevent fungal infections.
Aloe species are frequently cultivated as ornamental plants both in gardens and in pots. They make excellent house plants when they are given sufficient light.