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Known for its healing properties, the gel-like substance from these leaves is used for everything from skin conditioners to hair rinses. A pot kept by the kitchen window will provide a handy remedy for cuts and burns. Individual leaves may be used as needed.

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Plant Details

  • Common name


  • Botanical name

    Aloe vera

  • Variety


  • Zone

    Prefers moderate home temperatures of 60-75°F (16-24°C)

  • Light

    Medium light (indoors)

  • Height

    24-36" (61-91 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Monthly when actively growing.

  • Water

    Maintain soil on the dry side.

  • Maintenance

    Avoid cold drafts.

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Desiree M.'s collection