Van Balen’s Aloe (aloe vanbalenii) – Magnificent colors no matter where it is planted. Partial shade will keep leaves yellow-green with a rusty copper colored border while planted in full sun will turn this aloe brilliant maroon-pink with light green at leaf bases. Two foot long leaves curl and twist with cinnamon toothed margins. Smaller flower stalks display delicate flower spikes in green to light yellow. The growth rate of Van Balen’s Aloe will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.