Aloe vera

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It is a species of succulent plant that belongs to the botanical family Asphodelaceae. It can reach more than 20 cm in height, not counting the length of the terminal leaves. Generally it grows erectly and the stem is not very visible due to the rosette arrangement of its long and thick leaves. The leaves are elongated 45 cm long by 6 cm wide, spear-shaped, lanceolate and generally with the apex slightly curved downwards. The edge of the leaves has whitish or light green tooth-shaped structures. The leaves have greenish-gray colorations although in young plants, they are light green with numerous white spots. The flowers appear in an individual erect inflorescence that can reach almost a meter in height. The flower stem can house more than 40 flowers, which are arranged helically and very compact in it. The flowers are cylindrical and sloping downward, the perianth yellow and 2 to 3 cm long.

Light-Temperature:
It can grow in full sun, although a few hours of shade a day is recommended. They should be stable between 20 and 28 degrees Celsius.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: 5

Irrigation:
Water deeply but not often and only when the substrate is dry.

Multiplication:
By layering, they are extracted from the roots of the mother plant.

Pests:
very resistant to pests

Soil:
Use a slightly acidic PH for growth. The soil must be 100% permeable.

References:
Naturalezatropical.com

Similar Species

Eriosyce andreaeana
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Scientific name:
Aloe vera
Synonyms:
Aloe barbadensis, Aloe barbadensis var. chinensis, Aloe chinensis, Aloe elongata, Aloe flava, Aloe indica, Aloe lanzae, Aloe perfoliata var. barbadensis, Aloe perfoliata var. vera, Aloe rubescens, Aloe vera var. chinensis, Aloe vera var. lanzae, Aloe vera var. littoralis, Aloe vulgaris.
Origin:
Africa
Natural Habitat:
It is very common to find in tropical Africa, the Mediterranean basin, Central and South America, the Caribbean, some localities in the United States and part of Asia and Europe.

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