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Aloe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aloe

 

Aloe

Aloe is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy.

 
plant Features
  • Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Aloe

Latin name

Aloe

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Aloe is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Aloe

Aloe is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in good cactus compost, or a loamy compost with added sand, for drainage.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Carefully remove side-shoots when they are large enough to handle, cutting them away from the parent plant. Make sure they have some root, and re-pot.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

Downward hanging flowers grow on spikes, and can be white, yellow, orange or red. They usually appear in Summer, but can be seen irregularly through the year.

 
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