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Scientific Name: Aloe vera
Pronunciation: AL-oh-ee VEER-uh
Common Name: healing plant
Family Name: Asphodelaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Stemless basal plant; leaves basal and then spiraled with age. thick, sword-like, fleshy with a toothed edge.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Open, Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include A. 'Barbadensis' (glaucous). Note: there are hundreds of species of Aloe and many look very similar to A. vera.
healing plant
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Aristate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Spinose

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, May not form locally

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant, Root rot, Scale insects, Mealybugs
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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