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ALOE VERA

Aloe vera compliments of heyflaBotanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
Description

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 the lily family along with onion, garlic and asparagus.
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 yellow 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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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

 

Question & Answer

Do your Aloe Vera plants grow to this size as advertised on your website? From: WEST PYMBLE NSW

Yes Aloe vera will form an extensive clump over time, you can speed up the process by propagating and planting the young plants as they appear.

Would you please give me the instructions of how and what to do with the aloe vera. I want to plant one in a backyard and one in a pot. What kind of pot should i use? From: LIDCOMBE NSW

They love pots and the bigger the pot the bigger the plant will become so if you wanted to keep one small you could keep it in a pot similar in size to the Mega Tube it came in or slightly bigger. They don't need to be over watered and one of their strengths is that they can tolerate periods of dry weather. Use premium quality potting mix in a very well lit position and for the ones planted in the ground try to give them full sun if possible. #AloeVera1104

Customer Comments on Aloe Vera

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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! | Ed Kent - Kanahooka, NSW 01-Sep-2006

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. | Margy - Manly, NSW 31-Oct-2007
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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 3015 days 19hrs

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Good. Medicinal strain from abandoned local schemes. Hardy if under cover of tree. Doesnt like direct frost or full summer sun. birds love the flowers. Suitably drought hardy for difficult dry spots


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WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3037 days 15hrs

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

Planted: 2002

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 60

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none used

Organic Status:Organic


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YogiandCheri1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2991 days 0hrs

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essential for summers in Queensland. In the terrible event that I get sunburt (and I am always very careful with my pale skin), this is the most soothing thing to put on it.

Need to be careful about putting it in the ground. Past experience has taught me that it can take over everything.

Growing: In a Pot


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2402 days 17hrs

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I use it all the time for healing minor wounds and burns, and as a moisturiser when my skin is really dry or sunburnt. One stem cut from the base will last at least a week (without drying out completely) on the bathroom bench and all you need to do is cut the dried end, squeeze out the liquid and apply to the skin.

Planted: 2009

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3005 days 12hrs

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Zero maintenence here. A few weeds here and there. This is Aloe Vera Barbedensis, the burn plant. I also juice the leaves from time to time.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Aloe Vera (Cutting)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2556 days 12hrs

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Planted in the ground in May 2010.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1045 days 22hrs

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In front garden under olive trees grows well and used often

Planted: 1990

Qty: 100

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2717 days 15hrs ago]
Got this of my mum 20 years ago, I now have hundreds :o)

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