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The Plants
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Aloë vera

English name: Aloe vera

Latin name: Aloë vera

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae - Xanthorrhoeaceae

Origin: Under cultivation at the Palm House

The extent of the aloe vera’s natural habitat is unknown, as the plant has been widely cultivated throughout the world. The aloe vera is a succulent plant with a short stem, reaching a height of between 60 and 100 cm. and spreading through offshoots. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green or grey-green. The edge of the leaf is covered with small white teeth. The plant blooms in the summer. Its inflorescence grows to a height of 90 cm. It flowers with a yellow crown, gathered in an elongated cluster. 

Aloë vera