ALOE BARBADENSIS MILLER

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COMMON NAME Aloe Vera
BOTANICAL NAME Aloe barbadensis miller
HEIGHT 3′
WIDTH 2′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN
COLD TOLERANCE 32° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Occasionally water deeply
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE High
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to dappled shade.
FERTILIZING Use a 1:4:1 ratio fertilizer once in the Spring. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves.
FLOWER Orange
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Brown-green pod when ripe. Seeds are brown-black.
TOXICITY Contains saponin, which is toxic to animals and children. Excessive ingested may cause abdominal pain, diarrhea or hepatitis. This is a medicinal species, though note that there are 3 aloe varieties that are toxic and give off a bad odor: Aloe ballyi, Aloe elata and Aloe ruspoliana.
COMMENTS This is a super food packed with healing nutrients and can cure a wide range of medical issues including cancer. Cut off a leaf and use the inside gel to externally moisturize or for consumption. Edible.
PRICE 7 gallon $25, 3 gallon $20