ALOE BARBADENSIS – MILLER

COMMON NAME Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Barbadensis Miller
BOTANICAL NAME Aloe barbadensis ‘Miller’
HEIGHT 3′
WIDTH 2′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 12 to 30 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 32° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and thereafter occasionally water deeply. Do not water too often.
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. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and flowers.
FLOWER Orange
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Brown-green pod when ripe. Seeds are brown-black. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS 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 edible inside gel to externally moisturize or for consumption. In locations susceptible to cold damage, cover with a frost cloth and secure firmly to protect the day before a freeze. In locations susceptible to cold damage, cover with a frost cloth and secure firmly to protect the day before a freeze. Remove promptly once the freeze has subsided. Xeriscaping compatible.
PRICE 7 gallon $25, 3 gallon $20