Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a succulent, evergreen, perennial often grown for medicinal purposes. It makes an excellent addition to garden beds, rockeries and succulent gardens, but is equally at home in a pot on a sunny windowsill, patio or balcony.


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A bright, sunny position indoors or outdoors
Low. Allow soil to dry out before re-watering. Good drainage is essential
If potting up, use a succulent mix or half and half potting soil / riversand mix and a terracotta pot
Aloe leaves contain a clear gel that is a well-know home remedy for skin ailments, wounds and burns

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