Aloe california medicinal plant

Aloe California Medicinal Plant Aloe Vera

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Aloe California is also known as “Aloe vera”. There are about 250 known Aloe vera similar classifications. Two types of Aloe vera are known as medicinal plants and can be grown at home. The origin of the summer dormant Aloe California is South Africa. This rosette-shaped plant belongs to the Asphodelaceae family and enjoys full sun exposure. It has a slow growth rate, registering a maximum height of 1 to 2 feet. Aloe and Aloe vera difference is that aloe is the genus while aloe vera is the species.

Growth Rate

Aloe vera is a slow-growing plant.

Flowering

The plant is covered with orange/crimson flowers during the blooming season, which remains from March to May.

Watering and Feeding

The plant grows happily when watered once every two to three weeks during spring and summer.  It should be watered miserly during winter.

Soil

Aloe California should be planted in a well-drained potting mix.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone of Aloe California is 10-12. It is not frost-hardy and has a frost tolerance temperature of 14°F (-10°C). The aloe vera temperature tolerance is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and above.

Light

This variety of Aloe grows in bright light.  If planted outdoors, ensure full sun exposure, and place near a west or south-facing window indoors.

Propagation

These plants can be successfully propagated from seeds, suckers, and rhizome cuttings.

Aloe vs. Aloe vera is the difference in taxonomy or scientific classification. Aloe California adds meaning to your succulent garden and is an amazingly ornamental houseplant. Perfect for gifting and doing up your place!

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season March-may
Common Name Aloe vera
Dormancy Summer
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Orange/ crimson
Frost Tolerance -4°c (-10° C
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10-12
Height 1-2 feet
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloe california medicinal plant
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun
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11/07/2021
Kathy M.
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I ordered 3 plants, and was extremely pleased with the condition and packaging upon their arrival. They are healthy and attractive, if not a bit different from my previous aloe that I gave my daughter. Thank you for their good care!

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.