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Aloe barbadensis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Aloe barbadensis Aloe Vera, True Aloe,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Succulents & Cacti Clumping, Rosette, Upright

Clumping succulent perennial with rosettes of thick, fleshy speckled green serrated leaves and yellow flowers during summer. Great for containers or mass planting. More commonly known as it's former name Aloe Vera, it is commonly used as a topical medication for sunburns and acne. Grows approx 30-60cm tall x 30-60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Aloes are extremely tough and hardy they will grow with little or no water and require very little attention. This variety does best when given some watering during Summer.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate