Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbados
Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Curacao Aloe, Indian Aloe, Ghi Kunvar
Aloes are succulent plants belonging to the lily family, indigenous to East and South Africa. They have thick, fibrous roots and numerous, fleshy narrow leaves with toothy edges that protrude out from all sides of the root.
Aloe can be grown year-round in warm climates or indoors.
division and offsets
Cut off leaves as needed and discard when finished.
Gel from the leaf blades can be applied directly to skin ulcers, burns, sunburns and fungal infections. Aloe is also used in veterinary medicine as an equine purgative. It is usually prescribed in combination with other herbal remedies to aid in digestive ailments.
related species are used as antidotes to arrow poison.
My aloe plant is suffering, and I don't know why. I let it dry out before watering, and give it plenty of light. I've seen other aloe plants seemingly neglected, and they appear to thrive. What's going on?
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