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Aloe vera

For sale by Lilly

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these are large pieces off a main plant.excellent for first aids burns and skin complaints.dislikes full sun ,love free drainage and dryness.FIRST PIC IS THE WHOLE PLANT BUT HAS BEEN DIVIDED.

Aloe vera | Paignton, TQ4
Aloe vera | Paignton, TQ4
Aloe vera | Paignton, TQ4
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.25 litres × 15
£0.50
0.5 litres × 10
£1.00
1 litre × 10
£2.00

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Plant Finder: about Aloe vera

Common names

First aid plant, Medicine plant, Bitter aloe

Description

Aloe vera (First aid plant). This species can grow 60cm high and produces rosettes of lance-shaped grey-green leaves which are toothed with many small white-ish spines and have pink-green margins. The surface of the leaves sometimes have small white flecks.
The long, tubular, yellow flowers appear in summer on spikes that can grow up to 90cm tall.

Also known as Aloe barbadensis, Aloe indica, Aloe perfoliata L. var. vera and Aloe vulgaris.

Cultivation

This plant needs a well drained, gritty potting mixture. Allow the soil to completely dry out between watering.

Interest and use

Known for its medicinal qualities, it is widely cultivated. The syrupy leaf juice is used in skin care products and for the treatment of burns.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality, Gritty
  • WaterDry

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