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.