Plants that Look like Aloe Vera and their Benefits (with Pictures)

Aloe vera plants are necessary houseplants as per many researchers. These houseplants which are succulents have so many benefits and are so easy to grow. What’s best if you can plant some plants that mimic the aloe vera plants? This guide is all about Plants that Look like Aloe Vera and their Benefits.

Quick takeaways:

  • Agave, Maguey, Yucca, Ariocarpus, Haworthia, pineapple, Bergeranthus, Gasteria, and Dryland bromeliads are plants that look like aloe vera.
  • Though there are many plants out there that will resemble the aloe vera plants other than these.
  • They are the poisonous ones and few are beneficial ones.

This article is all about those plants and the benefits each plant holds. So, what are you waiting for?

9 Plants That Look Like Aloe vera And Their Benefits

1. Yucca

Plants that Look like Aloe Vera and their Benefits (with Pictures)

Yucca plants have a lot of pointed leaves that are similar to the aloe vera plant and even the agave plant. The leaves grow in the rosette form and are more like swords that are too much straight. The uniqueness of the yucca plant is that there is bark at the bottom of the plant.

The plant grows well in arid regions withstanding dry conditions. Yucca plants are deer tolerant and can tolerate cold very nicely. The plant needs bright sunlight and moist or well-drained sandy soil. Though the plant will survive well in dry soil too.


The yucca plants have beneficial properties like lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, treating arthritis, and skin problems, etc due to the high amount of antioxidants and vitamin C in their sap. The Yucca plant also is helpful in reducing migraine headaches.

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2. Agave

Agave is a xerophyte that belongs to dry conditions and even desert-like areas. Being native to North America. These plants have high heat tolerance and are drought-resistant. The plants have fleshy leaves like aloe vera that have a tendency to hold a lot of water in them. The leaves have pointed tips and spikes at the edges of the leaves.


The agave plant leaves can be used for making beverages both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. The leaves are further used to make fabrics and even ropes.

Just like aloe vera agave plants have many health benefits like diabetes, healing of the skin, digestive tract issues, etc, and are used for making medicines and food dishes. The plant is also used for making cosmetics and skincare products.

3. Bergeranthus

The Bergeranthus plants due to their low maintenance and ability to grow in arid areas are a great alternative to aloe vera. Though they have the same fleshy thick leaves as aloe vera plants.

The plants belong to South Africa which makes them able to adapt to various conditions. The plant does well in less watered soil too. They are perfect to bring aestheticism to the house.


The Bergeranthus plant has a great ability in healing wounds and treats skin issues. They are used in making medicines as well.

4. Haworthia

Haworthia is closely resembling plants like aloe vera. The plants have almost the same needs just as aloe vera plants. The succulent plant has thick leaves just like aloe vera and can easily thrive inside the house.

The leaves grow in a rosette pattern with white-colored bands on the leaf’s surface. That plant is called the zebra plant. The leaves are more straight and medium-sized.


The Haworthia leaves help in beating skin problems and stomach issues. The plant has a good source of vitamin C, E, and A in it. The minerals like calcium and magnesium are also immersed which makes it a great option for medicinal purposes.

5. Pineapple plant

The young pineapple plants look a lot like aloe vera plants like their leaves and also the yucca plant. The plant has leaves that are spiked and round in shape. The tips are tapering, sharp, and have thorns at the end. People also get confused with young pineapple thinking it’s Gasteria.


Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and many other minerals. The pineapple plant has many health benefits in treating flu, diabetes, digestive issues, bronchitis, and constipation. They are also used in making medicines.

6. Gasteria

The leaves of Gasteria have colors and patterns on the leaves and have fleshy leaves just like aloe vera plants. The leaves are long and grow in a rosette manner. These leaves are very much pointed and belong to different families than aloe vera.

The plants though can tolerate dry conditions very well, are easy to grow, and thrive well in filtered or indirect sunlight making them awesome indoor plants. The plant shows flowers in the fall season that look like those of aloe vera and Haworthia plants.


The plant is used for making many beauty products, and in some areas, the plant is considered to be lucky to plant at home. The Gasteria plants treat many skin disorders, menstrual cramps, stomach ulcers, and even sunburn.

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7. Ariocarpus

This succulent looks related to the cactus plants and also the aloe vera plants. They have an interesting other name living rocks. The plant grows well in the open and outdoor spots but will also do well indoors. The plants like dry conditions like dry soil, and dry air.

The soil should be well-drained and sandy. The bright light helps them grow better though they have a slow pace in growing. The stems of Ariocarpus even have a tendency to hold water other than leaves, which makes high-low-maintenance plants. 

8. Maguey

Maguey plants are again the succulents that are known to be able to grow in medium to low light as well. Maguey is a great option to grow indoors. They look a lot like aloe vera except there are thorns on the leaves matching a hit with cactus plants. The plants are available in different sizes.

The leaves of maguey plants are broad and long, more like agave and aloe. The plants rarely bloom if given proper care and can yield flowers of pink color or white color, one time only. The plant thrives well near a west-facing window or the south-facing window.


The maguey leaves have many benefits like treating stomach pains and problems, and skin issues, and have anti-inflammatory effects.

9. Dryland bromeliads

Leaves of dryland bromeliads grow in rosette patterns just like aloe vera plants. They grow well outdoors in large areas. The leaves also show a resemblance to the yucca plant leaves. The leaves grow from the ground without any stem axis.

Usually, the flowers of dryland bromeliads grow in the spring season in the shade of pink or white. The plants tolerate high dry conditions, dry soil, low fertilizer, etc. The plants have sharp spines and need full sun to grow. 


The plant has many medicinal uses and healing properties. The dryland bromeliads are also known to purify the air. 

Final words of the context

We hope you like the article and enjoyed the information with the pictures of the plants looking like aloe vera. Which plant you liked the most, do let us know in the comments. We hope you find this article helpful too. We are always happy to help! 

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