Aloe vera

Native range: North Africa, Arabian peninsula

Known names: Aloe vera

Hardiness: Best above freezing. 

Mature Size: ~30" tall, spreads via offsets.

Light: 6-8 hours of direct sun for long-term care.

Water: Low, water several weeks after soil completely dries.

Soil: Fast-draining 

Dormancy Period: Winter

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: 4" pot


The world-famous Aloe vera is used to heal burns- only if you're not allergic to it. 

This plant is best kept in a very bright room or grown outdoors in nearly full sun. 

Aloe vera