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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

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The Aloe barbadensis Miller aka Aloe Vera plant is a renowned and versatile houseplant, highly esteemed for both its medicinal benefits and aesthetic appeal. Its succulent, lance-shaped leaves are a vibrant green, filled with a soothing gel, and edged with small, white teeth. The Aloe Vera displays a rosette growth habit, with leaves radiating outward from the central stem. As it matures, this invaluable plant can grow up to 2-3 feet in height.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Aloe barbadensis Miller

Common: Chinese Aloe, First Aid Plant, Burn Aloe, True Aloe, Plant of Immortality

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-85°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Remember, this plant is a drought-tolerant succulent which means it's much easier to overwater, than to underwater.
  • To get your Aloe plant to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions. It's important to be patient as Aloe Veras have to be mature enough to produce flowers.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asphodelaceae family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 900 species.
  • Aloe Vera is native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, but it is now cultivated in many parts of the world.
  • Aloe Vera is a drought-tolerant succulent, meaning it stores water in its leaves and stems.
  • Aloe Vera gel is safe to apply directly to the skin. It can be used to treat sunburns, cuts, scrapes, and other minor skin irritations.
  • Aloe Vera gel contains over 75 nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids.
  • There are over 500 species of Aloe, each with its own unique characteristics.
  • Aloe Vera juice can be consumed to improve digestion and boost the immune system. However, it is important to note that Aloe Vera juice can also have a laxative effect, so it should be consumed in moderation.
  • Aloe Vera plants can live for many years. Some Aloe Vera plants have been known to live for over 100 years.
  • Mature Aloe Vera plants can produce beautiful and unique flowers that typically com in orange or yellow colors atop a long stalk.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance

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