Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Aloe Vera By Tess Watson [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

The healing powers of the Aloe Vera plant have been known throughout the civilised world for centuries. While considered by many to be a member of the cactus family it is actually a member of a family related to asparagus along with onion and garlic.It is a perennial herb with thick, succulent, pointed, basal leaves. The leaves are a grey-green to reddish colour and are sometimes spotted. The margins are slightly pink with pale teeth; flowers orange in terminal, elongated clusters.Currently known as Aloe barbadensis it is now agreed that Aloe vera can take precedence. That's much easier for us to remember and the vera distinguishes the more popular garden aloe from that of the A. maculata which is a much larger and more vigorous plant that has become naturalised in the eastern and southern parts of the continent.

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Specifications of Aloe Vera

Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Aloe Vera Reviews & Tips

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wendyBellbirdPark1
★★★★★ 11y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

Growing full sun and spreading almost like wildfire, is great for burns on the skin.

Margy
13y ago

Manly, NSW, Australia

Aloe Vera

Great for sunburn or itchy bites - split open a leaf longways and use the inside to spread the soothing gel over the skin directly. Grows well in pots in the shade. Snails like to hide in the pots, so they make good snail traps.

Ed Kent
14y ago

Kanahooka, NSW, Australia

Aloe Vera

Separate new shoots often into individual pots, or grow in raked gravel to create a 'healing' zen garden. My one plant has multiplied many times over so that almost every member of my family has at least 5 plants!

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