Aloe is one of the easiest plants to grow in my desert garden.
They're one of the few ornamental plants that javelinas (wild pig-like animals) won't munch on.
These succulents thrive during drought, though the leaf tips often dry out and curl.
There are hundreds of species of Aloe, most are native to Africa. The ones in my yard are sometimes referred to as Aloe vera, but I'm not sure if they are.
No matter what they're called, hummingbirds love them.
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