Aloes are huge family of plants native to Africa and Arabia and with over 300 species and many cultivars there is something for everyone. These moderately growing plants have a range of growing conditions from full sun to full shade which makes them a very versatile family. Aloes will flower every year and put on great show. They are very tolerant of over watering which makes them a great plant for beginners. A small number of Aloe species have well documented medicinal properties and have been used for many years.