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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Aloe vera

Barbados aloe (syn. Aloe barbadens)

RHS award of garden merit
12cm pot - 30cm tall £12.99 £9.99
£12.99 £9.99
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  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost, well drained
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: early summer generally
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 30cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Often referred to as the first aid or medicinal aloe, this plant has been grown for its healing properties for many years - and is now often used in cosmetics and alternative medicines. It's an evergreen succulent with fleshy, serreated-edged leaves, which form in a stemless rosette, and if you're lucky, it can produce clusters of greenish yellow flowers.

  • Home care: Water moderately when growing, and sparingly when dormant through the winter months. Feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser 2-3 times during the growing season.
  • Harmful if eaten
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