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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

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The 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.

  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance

Names

  • Botanical: Aloe barbadensis Miller
  • Common: Chinese Aloe, First Aid Plant, Burn Aloe, True Aloe, Plant of Immortality

Care

  • 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

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.

Facts

  • 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.

Size

21 in stock

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