Aloe

Aloe arborescens

Family: Liliaceae


Plant type Perennial, tree
Height 4 inches to 6 feet
Spread 4 to 6 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, foliage
Uses Borders, houseplant
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None to slight
Hardiness 9
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Arid to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Light
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Red
Flower season Early spring to late spring, late winter
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features
Wildlife
Texture Hard spikey

Aloes are perennials and small trees with rosettes of succulent lance shaped leaves. Leaves can be green, blue-grey or variegated. Spikes if lily-like flowers may be borne usually during spring. They can be planted outdoors in frost free areas or used as houseplants.

Aloes require a very free draining soil. Tree types require full sun, smaller varieties prefer a little shade.

 

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Comments

Alex - over 7 years ago Warning_button

I know thier is more than one kind of aloe, but is this the Aloe that heals burns and cuts because, I think it is called Aloe Viera.

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