for its medicinal qualities, this widely cultivated, short-stemmed
species is believed to have originated in Arabia or northern Africa.
It grows to 24 in (60 cm) high and has rosettes of long, thick,
lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves with small whitish teeth on the
In summer, small yellow flowers appear in spikes up to 3 ft (1 m)
Its syrupy leaf juice is used in skin care products and for
treatment of burns.
Flowering colors: Yellow
Cultivation: Nearly all aloes prefer a warm dry climate and
Grow the larger species in full sun, the smaller types in
Propagate from offsets or stem cuttings.
Infestation by mealybug can be a problem.