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Aloe barbadensis

To swap with Richard Otz

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I am offering offsets from my Aloe plant - there about 4-5 good sized ones, presently. They have not yet been potted as I will only sever them if someone wants one. I have done so before, and the offsets established themselves well.

Aloe barbadensis | Durham, DH1
Aloe barbadensis | Durham, DH1
Aloe barbadensis | Durham, DH1
Plant Size
15cm × 5cm

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Plant Finder: about Aloe barbadensis

Common names

Aloe, Barbados aloe, Healing plant


Aloe barbadensis (Aloe). This is a tender perennial with mottled grey-green succulent leaves which will grow in a rosette-shaped clump. The flowers are produced in a spike of bell-shaped yellow flowers in the summer on plants that are well-established.


They will grow well in full sun, but it will also tolerate some partial shade. It will need very well drained soil which is drought tolerant.

Interest and use

Ornamental, medicinal, indoors, rock garden, container, greenhouse.

The gel which is found inside the leaves is used to relieve pain from burns. It can also soothe sunburn, and is used in cosmetics.

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Aloe barbadensis | Durham, DH1 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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