Even tho it looks a little like aloe vera it is smaller with more branches. It grows up and then spreads out.
My neighbour cut hers back, it seemed to be dying off but she noticed that babies were coming up from bottom so she gave me some cuttings show in pictures.
Mot sure how to root nor care for this unnamed plant.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Lori, this is an Aloe, just a different species than Aloe vera. This is one of my favorite ones, as it stays compact and just makes more growth from existing branches, instead of getting huge and out of control. Its botanical name is Aloe juvenna, or also known as Aloe zanzibarica – these could be two different ones, but they’re mixed up in the nursery trade, as they’re so similar.
See the page on Aloe plants and scroll down a bit, you’ll see a picture of Aloe juvenna there, (it’s the tenth one down) and also see these other questions from visitors to the site and my answers here: Aloe and Tall and Spikey trying to die again
Hope this helps with your question – Happy Succulent Gardening!