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Gardens featuring: Aloe vera | Aloe Vera or Medicinal Aloe

ePlant Details

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Synonym Names: Aloe barbadensis

Family: Liliaceae

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The rosette of this plant consists of fleshy gray green leaves, which are narrow, succulent and erect with soft spines on margins. This Aloe is a slow to moderate grower. Flowers are spikes of yellow, 2'-3' tall and bloom late winter to summer. This aloe can form large clumps. It will tolerate full to partial sun, needs some supplemental water in heat and good drainage. It attracts hummingbirds. This aloe is a Mediterranean native. The sap is used for burns and abrasions.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Notes: Tolerates 24f

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

Flower Color

Yellow

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low, Medium

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

Location Uses

Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Medicinal

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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