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Aloe (Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe)

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Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent plant growing up to 40 inches (1 m) tall, spreading by offsets. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on the upper and lower stem surfaces. The margin of the leaf is serrated and has small white teeth. The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to 35 inches (90 cm) tall, each flower being pendulous, with a yellow, tubular corolla up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long.

Aloe  (Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe) | London, SW9
Aloe  (Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe) | London, SW9
Aloe  (Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe) | London, SW9
Pot SizeTotal Price
1.5 litres
£9.99

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Plant Finder: about the Aloe genus

Description

Aloe genus. This is a large genus of around 500 species which includes evergreens, rosettes, trees, shrubs, perennials and scandent climbers with succulent foliage. The flowers are tubular to bell shaped and will open progressively from the base. The leaves will vary greatly between species in size, colour and prickles on the margins or surfaces.

Cultivation

They are frost tender with a min of 5C. The trees and shrubs will spread over 30cm. They will generally prefer full sun, and most of the smaller species will prefer partial shade. They will need very well drained soil.

Interest and use

Used as ornamentals, for medicinal and sometimes culinary use.

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  • Height0.1m to 10m
  • Spread0.1m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourVarious

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