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Aloe barbadensis (Medicinal Aloe)

Aloe barbadensis
Barbados Aloe, Aloe vera, Aloe perfoliata, Aloe barbadensis, Curaçao Aloe, Bitter Aloes, Medicinal Aloe

This African native grows at a moderate rate, forming an upright rosette of fleshy gray green leaves. The long leaves are succulent and erect, with soft spines on margins. Yellow flower spikes are 2-3 feet tall and occur from late winter to summer. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. This aloe thrives in most conditions, ranging from full sun to part shade, although the foliage looks best when protected from intense afternoon sun. Good drainage is essential, and some supplemental summer irrigation is beneficial. Sap from the fleshy leaves is often used to treat burns and abrasions.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 36" (in)
Characteristics Award Winning, Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Mass Planting, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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