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Aloe Aloe vera

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Aloe:

Previously known as:

  • Aloe barbadensis
Phonetic Spelling
AL-oh bar-bah-DEN-sis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Succulent

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#red#tropical#yellow#poisonous#houseplant#orange#succulent#red flowers#yellow flowers#fleshy leaves#medicinal#orange flowers#interiorscape#orange flower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aloe
    Species:
    vera
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Has been used for centuries topically for cuts, sunburns and other skin problems. Cut away the outer part of the leave and use only the gel. Test a small patch of skin first.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are red or yellow-orange in terminal, elongated clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Pink
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Perennial herb with thick, succulent, pointed, basal leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Poisonous part: Sap of leaves. Poisonous through ingestion or dermatitis. Symptoms may include: Abdominal cramping, diarrhea, red urine; skin irritation from latex.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Anthraquinone glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves