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Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant

Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis

Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant
Family: Asphodelaceae    (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Origin: Arabian Peninsula
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed plant growing to 60-100 cm (24-39 in) tall, spreading by offsets. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant.


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