Medicinal Aloe

 

 

Aloe vera

 

Liliaceae

 

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Form: Succulent perennial
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 2 feet high by 5 ft wide
Leaves
: Gray green, thick, fleshy
Flowers
: Yellow flowers clustered on a sturdy spike
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: n/a, clumping
Range/Origin
: Horticultural selection
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8, 9, 12-24, H1, H2, 25o F

Comments: Thorns, juice from crushed leaves used to treat burns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full to partial sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed, offshoots

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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