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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Common names
  • Aloe
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 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2010 Sept.
Close-up of a flower which the Sunbirds like for their nectar.

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Apr 11, 2016 6:42 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 10:12 PM concerning plant:
    "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/...

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
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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
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2019 11:41 AM 2
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ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 26, 2019 7:44 PM 7
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id by Hamwild Nov 27, 2019 2:50 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Dec 12, 2019 4:08 PM 3
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ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 9, 2020 12:26 AM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero May 5, 2020 3:17 PM 0
What Kind of Bird is in Your Pic? by Marilyn May 29, 2020 12:23 AM 5
ID question by Baja_Costero Dec 28, 2020 5:58 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 26, 2021 6:58 PM 1
id by Gardener2493 Aug 28, 2021 11:02 PM 5
Nobilis or brevifolia? by kkaymci55 Aug 29, 2021 1:59 PM 3
ID question by Baja_Costero Nov 1, 2021 9:53 AM 3
Misidentified by Djinnrickey Jan 28, 2022 2:18 PM 1
Aloe mite by Baja_Costero May 4, 2022 12:49 PM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero May 4, 2022 3:20 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Aug 18, 2022 6:52 AM 1

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