Aloe vera

Barbados aloe

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12cm ceramic pot £18.99 £15.19 Email me when in stock
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  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: fertile: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: early summer generally
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 30cm (including pot)

    Often known as the First Aid plant or Medicinal aloe, for years it has been grown for it's healing properties, now often being used in cosmetics and alternative medicine. An evergreen succulent with fleshy leaves and thick serrated edges grows from a stemless rosette. This low maintenance houseplant can, if you are lucky produce a greenish/yellow tubular flower in early summer, but really it is the simple striking leaves that it is grown for in the home.

  • Home care: Water moderately when growing, and sparingly when dormant through the winter months. Feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser 2-3 times during the growing season.

  • Harmful if eaten

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  • Q:

    Hi,
    I bought 2 of these. Do I need to repot them right away? I don't know if the pots they come in are meant to be kept or replaced with bigger ones as soon as we buy the plant.

    Thanks.
    Asked on 6/3/2017 by Volkan from London

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      These are quite slow growing, so they should be fine in their existing pot for the first growing season.

      Answered on 7/3/2017 by Helen from crocus
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