Monday, November 1, 2010

Plant of the Month: November 2010

Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis, is a drought-tolerant succulent that requires well drained soil.  The leaves are used for medicinal properties, especially effective for burns. Clustering rosettes of fleshy leaves.  Blooms in the winter with yellow flowers atop a dense spike on a 3-ft stalk. Leaves grow from 1-2 ft. with a spread of 2-3 ft.
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