The Main Plant entry for Aloes (Aloe)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-01-28
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Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, MarylandDate: 2017-02-01Aloe x spinosissima
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Location: Coastal San Diego County
By carlysuko
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Date: 2018-04-29
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Date: 2018-10-15
By Hamwild
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Location: north central TexasDate: 2014-10-06
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2017-05-30
By carlysuko
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Location: Ethiopia, near AxumDate: 2008-10-14
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-20
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Date: 2018-10-15
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-02-28
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-02-28
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Date: 2014-05-31Photo courtesy of: WhatsThePointSA
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Location: Savannah, Georgia (my garden)Date: 2013-03-24Original plant came from my mom's garden in Florida
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Location: Ethiopia, near LalibellaDate: 2008-10-12
By Orsola
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Date: 2018-07-21
By Mefforde
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-03-30
By gingin
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2010 Sept.Close-up of a flower which the Sunbirds like for their nectar.
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2012-07-02left side
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Location: Nita garden Date: 2016-10-02
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Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, MarylandDate: 2017-02-01Aloe x spinosissima
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-20
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Date: 2018-04-29
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2011-10-14
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2011-04-27'Quicksilver' x 'Rare Flare'
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Location: Fort Worth, TxDate: 2014-05-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-01-22Recovering
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Photo courtesy of:  Rod Waddington
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Date: 2015-01-13Photo courtesy of: WhatsThePointSA
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Credit Alexey Sergeev
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St LouisDate: 2016-06-18
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 3/3/17
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 3/3/17
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: April 2017
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Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Apr 11, 2016 6:42 PM

My Aloe started as a single small pup gifted to me by a co-worker in 1975. It was identified on another site as Aloe maculata, but a few knowledgeable growers have since told me that it is not A. maculata and I'm not sure of its exact identity, but I love it just the same. I kept it in a container for a few years and then planted it in the ground, where it took off and produced hundreds and hundreds of additional plants. They began overtaking a large area of the yard, so I had to begin digging them out and giving them away. For the past ten years, I've only grown them in containers in a full sun location and they bloom off and on all year.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 10:12 PM

"Aloe is a genus containing about 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because, though probably extinct in the wild, it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes. Other species, such as Aloe ferox also are cultivated or harvested from the wild for similar applications.

Some species, particularly Aloe vera, are used in alternative medicine and first aid. Both the translucent inner pulp and the resinous yellow aloin from wounding the aloe plant are used externally to relieve skin discomforts. As an herbal medicine, Aloe vera juice is commonly used internally to relieve digestive discomfort."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Possible misidentification by zuzu Jan 9, 2016 10:12 PM 7
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 22, 2016 8:06 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2016 10:47 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2016 5:38 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2016 9:57 PM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 31, 2016 6:12 PM 4
Spotted Aloe veras misidentified by Baja_Costero Feb 26, 2016 3:34 PM 10
ID question by Baja_Costero Sep 9, 2016 11:53 AM 3
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 11, 2016 11:31 AM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 18, 2016 1:46 PM 4
ID question by Baja_Costero Apr 24, 2016 9:08 PM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero Oct 29, 2016 12:04 PM 3
ID question by Baja_Costero Nov 30, 2016 8:34 AM 2
id? by plantmanager Oct 25, 2017 11:15 AM 5
Untitled by EscondidoCal Mar 30, 2018 1:13 PM 6
Inflorescence growth update photo. by HamiltonSquare Mar 14, 2018 1:16 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 2, 2018 9:19 PM 5
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 13, 2018 3:23 PM 2
The flip side... by Baja_Costero Apr 24, 2018 8:05 PM 0
Here are the flowers by Baja_Costero Jun 5, 2018 5:42 PM 0
Mom and pop story by Baja_Costero Sep 20, 2018 11:10 PM 0
Possible freeze damage? by Esperanza Oct 20, 2018 10:02 PM 9
Plant Identification by Yeet Oct 17, 2018 7:04 PM 10
Three aloes here by needrain Oct 19, 2018 12:56 PM 20
Overwintering for the first time? by CrazedHoosier Oct 18, 2018 5:11 PM 8
Banner for October 15, 2018 by plantmanager by plantmanager Oct 15, 2018 11:14 PM 16
Stuff you regret buying by skopjecollection Oct 22, 2018 8:35 AM 15
Which agave is this? by Monetwwqi Oct 13, 2018 1:41 PM 27
HELP!!!! Aloes turning white and rot. by LaHuertaDelSol Oct 9, 2018 8:21 PM 1
Which Aloe? by Monetwwqi Oct 8, 2018 10:43 PM 3
What ALOE is this? by Monetwwqi Oct 8, 2018 8:33 PM 1

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