Mixing & Matching
When designing an aloe garden, it is important to select a suitable sunny spot, preferably north facing(in the Southern Hemisphere). Prepare the soil very well, as you cannot “fix” it later. Plant in groupings of the same variety as the splashes of color is much more dramatic and visually pleasing than a mishmash. Start with taller at the back, stepping dawn to smaller in the front and contrast colors next to each other as much as possible. Different cultivars have different flowering times, so one can also have an aloe garden with a very long flowering season. There are many very successful new aloe hybrids on the market these days so you can carefully plan an exciting display of spectacular colors for your winter garden. When selecting other plants to add to your aloe garden, ensure they have the same sun and water requirements.