Botanical Name: Aloe vera
 Common Name: Medicinal Aloe
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: El Nativo

  • Description

  • Notes

This clumping succulent will grow quickly to 2' x 5'. lt has gray-green fleshy leaves with soft tips. Yellow flowers appear on stalks in spring and attract hummingbirds. It is a prolific and tough aloe. Accepts full sun or partial shade.
Frost tolerant to 25 F. May be sold as Aloe barbadensis.