The aloe vera plant

Aloe vera

El aloe vera is one of world's most popular healing plants, used for heal wounds, reduce inflammation and many other things. This plant is also known as Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera, Barbados Aloe, or Curacao Aloe and it is common to find it in parts of Africa, Asia and also in Spain.

It grows wild in stony ground without too many demands and is therefore ideal to have at home.

Plant bio

Aloe vera is a succulent plant belonging to the subfamily Asphodeloideae. With thick and powerful leaves, it is a short-stemmed shrub that remains covered with leaves. They make up a rosette that groups up to 20 leaves, narrow and serrated in appearance.

One of the most interesting aspects of aloe is that it actually there are about 250 varieties and only three or four of them have healing properties. The most significant for health is Aloe vera, as it contains a large amount of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes. However, if you start growing aloe vera, you should know that you will only be able to enjoy its benefits when the plant reaches adulthood, that is, between two and four years after planting. Even so, it will be worth the wait not only for the future benefits but because in the meantime you can decorate your home with a robust plant with fleshy leaves. It is also a plant that grows easily so you will add green in no time.

Aloe vera

Grow aloe vera

You can grow aloe vera both in a garden and on a terrace or balcony as it is a very adaptable plant that grows in pots without problems. All you need is well-drained soil, full sun, and moderate watering to avoid excess moisture.

With these cares, it is likely that you can enjoy one of the noblest plants that nature has given us.

Aloe vera

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