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Aloe vera/Aloe vera

Aloe vera / Aloe vera
Thick, watery succulent foliage
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Thick, watery succulent foliage

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Scientific Name: Aloe vera
Common Name: Aloe vera
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The aloe vera plant juice squeezed from the short, stocky, fleshy leaves has been used to treat minor skin disorders for thousands of years. It is still grown by some people today to treat minor skin irritations. This succulent makes an attractive container plant that is very easy to grow provided plants receive full sunlight and are planted in a well drained soil. Over watering will cause root rot. Keep the soil on the dry side for best results.