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Aloe vera
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A species of Aloe, Also known as True aloe, Chinese aloe, Barbados aloe, Burn aloe
Botanical name : Aloe vera Genus : Aloe

Aloe vera, A species of Aloe
Also known as:
True aloe, Chinese aloe, Barbados aloe, Burn aloe
Botanical name: Aloe vera
Genus: Aloe
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Aloe vera (Aloe vera)

Description

Aloe vera is an evergreen succulent species native to the Arabian Peninsula. The thick leaves are filled with gooey flesh that stores water for survival in its native desert territories. Aloe vera has become a popular houseplant and is also incorporated into a wide range of cosmetics and skin-care products.
Plant Type
Succulent
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow
Orange
Green
Leaf Color
Green
Gray
Silver
Blue
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General Info

Name story

Aloe vera
Its Latin name, aloe vera, is most commonly used, where aloe stems from the word "alloeh" in Arabic, meaning shining and bitter, just like its pulp. It tastes bitter even with its crystal-clear appearance.
True aloe
When people hear the name "true aloe", they all raise the same question. Is there a fake aloe? The "true" in true aloe is not used to identify the authenticity of aloe. Instead, it is derived from its scientific nomenclature where its species epithet, Vera, means "true" or "genuine".
Barbados aloe||Chinese aloe||Mediterranean aloe
When you realize that Aloe vera is being called differently based on different geographical locations, you might wonder about the plant's origin. In fact, it did not originate from Barbados, China, or even the Mediterranean. It actually originated from the Arabian Peninsula, but nobody calls it Arabian aloe.

Symbolism

Purity, healing, self-love, immortality

Usages

Beauty Improvement Value
Aloe vera can be used directly for beauty treatment. It can tighten, soften, and moisturize skin and diminish inflammation.
Garden Use
Aloe vera is an iconic piece found in rock and succulent gardens all over the world. Its interesting shape and verdant color have won this plant an Award of Garden Merit, which has only made it even more popular. Aloe vera is typically grown near other low-water plants, such as cacti or other succulents, or in pots as a standalone. It works great as a specimen plant in a rock garden or in containers.

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Scientific Classification

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