Aloe vera - succulent
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Renowned for its healing properties, especially for soothing burns on the skin. Instead of expensive gels, you can break off a small piece of the smooth juicy leaf next time you get sunburnt. Attractive to look at and very easy to look after.
Aloe veraAPPEARANCE: Easy care succulent with thick juicy leaves, speckled with pale green, formed in a distinctive herringbone arrangement.
USES: Handsome waterwise ornamental for gardens, The gel contains healing properties commonly used to treat minor skin ailments, insect bites, dry skin, and burns for soothing relief. Simply remove a mature leaf and split, gently squeeze the gel onto the affected area.
PLANTING: Plant in free draining soil in pots or out in the garden, taking care to keep the crown above the soil. Suited to full sun and part shade. Protect plants from frost.
CARE: Aloe vera plants require little water. Weekly watering during the warmer months will keep plants looking lush. Fertilise during spring with an organic liquid feed mixed at half rate. If potted plants become crowded as pups develop, remove young plants and share with neighbours or re-pot.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 50-60cm H x 50cm W
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
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