Aloe (Aloe vera)

Aloe (Aloe vera)

Regular price $14.95
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Aloe Vera, is a perennial succulent plant famous for it's attractive thick, fleshy foliage and healing powers! The thick clear gel obtained from the cactus-like aloe leaves is used in traditional medicine throughout the world. Aloe has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to treat burns, ulcerative colitis, cold sores, diabetes, inflammation, psoriasis, dry skin, and many more medical conditions.

Growing Aloe is super easy.  Plant Aloe in full sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil. Once established, it will be extremely drought tolerant.  Aloe blooms red and orange flowers in the warm months of the year and is very attractive to hummingbirds and insect pollinators. Aloe is fast growing and spreads through new plants at it's base, called pups, making it an excellent ornamental and useful groundcover. 

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How to Grow Aloe Vera

Plant Type: Succulent Aloe

Harvest Season: Blooms intermittently throughout the year, harvest year-round.

Mature Size: Foliage grows to about 1-2 ft tall and wide but the bloom spikes will reach up to 4 ft.

Soil & Moisture:  Loose, sandy or rocky, fast-draining soils; indoor plants are best in a cactus soil mix. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; drought tolerant once established.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.