Please help me to identify this Aloe species. Unfortunately I have dropped the container and that's why the plant lost a few leaves and therefore, its symmetry. What kind of Aloe

  • I can't be sure from the picture, but does your plant grow its leaves in a circle/spiral or do they alternate opposite? If they alternate opposite (not in a circle or spiral), it's not Aloe vera/Aloe barbadensis. – Tim Nevins Sep 14 at 19:56
  • I don't remember how the leaves were. Since then I gave it to somebody else and lost track of it. But thanks for the tip, it sure is useful for the next plants. – Alina Sep 15 at 14:47
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Possibly Aloe vera var. chinensis. There's a photo here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/272091/#b

  • Thank you very much. I have used your answer to search more on the web and I found on wikipedia that Aloe vera var. chinensis looks somewhat similar to Aloe massawana, which is very interesting. – Alina Nov 27 '16 at 17:59

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