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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

Description

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.

Cultivation

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 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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    Mine is a white garden, so I am interested in plants with exciting foliage and good structure, that can be grown in pots. Mainly white flowers, please, although I am happy to include very light yellow, pink and purple tints, to add interest!
    I have not been very successful in establishing vegetables in containers, as these sit on the shady side of the balcony. So any edibles that cope well with shade and moist soil would be welcome, too!

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