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Aloe Aloe

Growing Aloes: Tips at a Glance

  • Type Succulent
  • Life Span Perennial
  • USDA Zones 10-11
  • Light Sun or some shade
  • Water Hates wet feet
  • Where to Plant In a pot
  • Design Tip A. vera preferred
  • Companions Lavender, sedum
  • Other Uses Medicinal gel

Aloe: A Field Guide

Unless you live in a very warm climate (think USDA growing zone 10 or higher), your aloe plant will live in a pot indoors.

The most common species is Aloe vera, a useful houseplant indeed. A. vera is a living first aid kit; inside its leaves is a gel that you can use to treat everything from dry skin to a burn.

In a warm climate where you can plant Aloe outdoors, you have a choice of more than 500 species, from tiny creepers to robust trees. The leaves range from vibrant greens to gray and can have solid, mottled, or variegated coloring. A dramatically tall specimen, A. arborescens (‘Torch Aloe’) shoots to nine feet with flaming blooms in late fall and early winter.

Planting, Care & Design of Aloes

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