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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates.

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Description

Aloes→Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)

Common names:
Aloe Vera
Sabila
Aloe
Babosa
Barbados Aloe

 

Botanical names:
Aloe vera Accepted
Aloe barbadensis Synonym

 

General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: The gel from a cut leaf can used as a burn ointment
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Other: Ventricose
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1″-2″
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Winter
Inflorescence Height: 2-3 feet
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Provides winter interest
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Incapable of producing viable seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: Choose a wide planter rather than a very deep one
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM