Aloe vera (barbadensis)

Medicinal Aloe

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 1-2' x 1-2'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

A Bit More

Native to South Africa where the belief in its medicinal uses has contributed to its popularity, this small succulent bears upright narrow leaves 1-2 feet long. Forming a rosette that is spread by offsets, the leaves are gray-green, fleshy and toothed on the margins. Some specimens show white spots on the leaves. Yellow tubular flowers densely borne on a 3 foot stalk in the spring and summer are popular with hummingbirds and bees. Give full sun, little to moderate water once established, and well-drained soil. Aloe vera is widely used to treat burns, bites, and inflammation. It is hardy to 20°F. Like all Aloes, it is an excellent addition to the rock garden, to xeriscapes, and it thrives in pots.

A Bit More

Native to South Africa where the belief in its medicinal uses has contributed to its popularity, this small succulent bears upright narrow leaves 1-2 feet long. Forming a rosette that is spread by offsets, the leaves are gray-green, fleshy and toothed on the margins. Some specimens show white spots on the leaves. Yellow tubular flowers densely borne on a 3 foot stalk in the spring and summer are popular with hummingbirds and bees. Give full sun, little to moderate water once established, and well-drained soil. Aloe vera is widely used to treat burns, bites, and inflammation. It is hardy to 20°F. Like all Aloes, it is an excellent addition to the rock garden, to xeriscapes, and it thrives in pots.