Curaçao aloe

Aloe vera | Also known as: Barbados aloe, Bitter aloes Aloe barbadensis, Aloe perfoliata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Aloe is a cure for many things including a boring conservatory.

Aloe vera is a succulent plant. It is thought that it originated from North Africa. It has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes. It is thought to have healing properties and to this day is sold commercially for this purpose. It grows up to a metre in height, the leaves are thick and fleshy, a greyish green colour mottled with white. They have a serrated edge with small white teeth. It flowers in the summer months, the flower stalks grow up to a metre in height at the top of which are clusters drooping yellow flowers. Baby plants will grow from the mother plant and should be separated to prevent overcrowding and infestations of pests.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z10-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -1 - 0
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • House plants
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years