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Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe vera
Principal Common Name Aloe vera
Common Name(s) Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe
Description Aloe is a succulent, and grows to a height of 12 to 16 inches. It has a fibrous root system producing long, tapering, stemless leaves. These light green leaves have spiky margins and are blotched with cream. The firm upright stems bear several bell-shaped, fleshy, yellow-orange flowers.
General Comments The clear, thick gel found in the inner part of the leaf is most commonly used for minor cuts and burns.
Height Range 2 - 4 FT
Spread Range 0 - 36 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Light Green : White spots
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Spongy : Stiff : Sword-like : Toothed
Form Succulent
Flower Color Orange : Yellow
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Use

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