Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

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Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on the upper and lower stem surfaces.

Growing Tips

Aloe Vera can be planted indoors or outdoors. Use well-drained sandy potting soil, a good quality commercial potting mix with extra perlite, granite grit or coarse sand are added is recommended. Cacti and succulent mixes may also be used.

Use

Rub Aloe vera on sunburned skin. Aloe vera has anesthetic and anti-bacterial properties, which soothes the skin and helps it heal sooner. It also has tissue restoration properties to help skin heal without scarring. There are several Aloe vera uses; however some of health benefits are: Cleanses and supports your digestive system, Infuses you with energy, Hydrates your skin, Soothes and promotes skin renewal, Supports your immune system. Aloe vera juice is a great natural aid to detox.

Herb Attributes

HarvestHarvest when needed
PositionPart to Full sun
Height55cm
Width30cm
LifespanPerennial