Aloe barbadensis, Aloe perfoliata, Barbados aloe, Bitter aloes, Curaçao aloe
A. vera – A. vera is an upright evergreen perennial forming dull green leaves with spiny margins, and tall spikes of tubular greenish-yellow flowers in summer.
Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Green, Yellow in Summer
Green, Silvery-grey in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Mealybugs , Scale insects
Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.
Aloe vera (Barbados aloe) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.
Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical
Grow under glass in loam-based compost with extra grit added, in bright, filtered light. Water moderately when in growth and feed a few times with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter.
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral