Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera)

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera)


Aloe Vera

In short stemmed evergreen perennial that grows to about 39 inches tall.  These plants quickly spread when planted outdoors and grow much slower when kept indoors.   Aloe's produce yellow flowers in the summer that spike up to 35 inches tall.  Cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.

- Outdoors- full sun to partial shade

- Indoors- a south facing window or an artificial light

-Let soil dry completely before watering

- Succulent soil

Pots made out of terracotta or clay are the best pots for aloe vera and will keep you from over watering

-Drought tolerant

- Helps purify air in homes

-Native to Arabian Peninsula