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Medicinal Aloe (Yellow Flowers)


Aloe vera is known for its medicinal qualities. This clump-forming succulent produces rosettes of fleshy, upright lance-shaped grey-green leaves with small whitish teeth along margins. The yellow flowers appear in spring to early summer on tall sparsely branched spike-like clusters. Best in full sun along the coast to light shade inland with occasional summer watering. Will tolerate periodic drought conditions. Use in containers, rock gardens, or as ground cover under palms or large succulents.

Aloe vera (A. barbadensis)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 18"

Leaf width : 2" at base

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped with toothed margins

Leaf color : Greyish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers appear in spike-like clusters on 3 ft. tall, branched, flower stalks.

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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