Aloe vera

Aloe arborescens

Variations

  • Aloe vera
  • Aloe
  • Aloe barbadensis
  • Krantz aloe
  • Aloe indica
  • Aloe vulgaris
  • Candelabra aloe
  • Aloe candelabra
  • Aloe lanzae
  • Aloe perfoliata var. arborescens
  • Aloe milleri
  • Aloe natalensis
  • Aloe viridifolia

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Aloe arborescens (VER-uh), otherwise known as Aloe vera, is a tropical, succulent plant of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family.

Temperature

Hardiness

0a12b
9a

−6.7 °C to −3.9 °C

Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).

The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.

Space

Dimensions

Aloe arborescens can grow from 0.45m to 0.6mm tall
0.45m to 0.6m
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Spacing
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun

Shading
Partial Shade to Light Shade
Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Soil

PH Requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Appearance

Foliage Texture
fleshy with spiny serrated edges
Foliage
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Water

Optimal
light water consumption
Small amounts of water

Uses

Medicine
Could reduce the severity of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other digestion-related problems.

Animals

Disease Susceptibility
Aloe Mite

Danger

Danger
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Lacerations
Plant has spines or sharp edges

Time

Bloom
Blooms all year
Germination
3-4 weeks from seed sowing.
Seed
Spring time

Reproduction

Ploidy
polyploidy
Propagation Methods
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings

Scent

Flower Fragrance
No Scent

Meta

Phonetic
VER-uh
ar-bo-RES-senz
Patent Information
Non-patented
Other details
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers