Aloes have become ubiquitous in some parts of the United States. They are very successful imports. The Aloes are a genus containing over 500 species that is native to southern Africa, Madagascar, Jordan, and the Arabian Peninsula. Some of these species are so common that they have become naturalized in the Mediterranean, India, Australia, and in North and South America. The most common of these plants is the Aloe vera which is used in many healthcare and beauty products.