Aloe vera, sometimes described as a “wonder plant,” is a short-stemmed shrub. Aloe is a genus that contains more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The leaves of Aloe vera are succulent, erect, and form a dense rosette. Many uses are made of the gel obtained from the plant's leaves.
The genus is native to tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Jordan, the Arabian Peninsula, and various islands in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Réunion, Comoros, etc.). A few species have also become naturalized in other regions (Mediterranean, India, Australia, North and South America, Hawaiian Islands, etc.).
Bloom: Sends out a flower spike with tubular pendulous blooms in colors ranging from pale yellow to fire-engine red.
Light: Bright light is preferred but tolerates low light.
Moisture: Likes to dry out completely between watering.
Humidity: Can thrive in high or low humidity
Fertilizer: Fertilize twice a month during growing season.
Mature Size: 8-12ft tall by 3ft wide
Habit: Trailing/Upright with support