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Aloe vera Growing Guide

How to Grow Barbados aloe in your Garden

Barbados aloe

Aloe vera otonal photograph by Francisco Floreal Artese.


Quick Aloe vera Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Aloe vera
  • Common Name: Barbados aloe
  • Growing Zone (USA): 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Herbaceous, Indoor Plant, Perennial, Succulents and Cacti

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Color of Bloom: Orange, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green, Silvery, Variegated
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seeds sown with heat as soon as ripe or from offsets
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Scale insects and mealybugs
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Drought, poor soil
  • Best used in: Container, Ground cover, Rock garden
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, North American native, Naturalizing, Periodic blooms, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Aloe species
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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Acca sellowiana
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Acer rubrum
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Aglaonema modestum
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Ajuga genevensis
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