The distribution area of the genus Aloe reaches from the Arabian Peninsula to South Africa. It belongs to the subfamily Asphodeloideae within the family Asphodelaceae.
Aloes are closely related to the Gasteria and Haworthia and distantly related to the Daylilies.
Cultivars with variegated leaves are available from some aloes.
They can be easily distinguished from the similar-looking agaves by the shape of their flowers. In addition, they do not die after flowering.
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