Aloe Vera, this Lovely Plant that we Need to Host in our Gardens
This time of the year, we get to admire the beautiful red flowers of the aloe plant - a flower that we get to see only once per year!
When you see this beautiful, tubular, and orange flower hanging from an upright flower stem, you know that the plant is over 4 years old.
Aloe is a succulent plant. It has a thick, tough, fibrous stem and its flowers attract bees and hummingbirds.
Aloe Vera was known for more than 5000 years and it was probably first used in ancient Egypt as a medicinal plant, growing in popularity ever since.
Aloe grows in hot, dry climates and is widely found in subtropical regions and also in Crete. Aloe vera generally grows to be around 3 inches high and has a shiny green or light blue-green skin with a layer of brownish-red sap at the bottom end of the leaf. The aloe plant only has about 20 small, circular leaves.
Aloe is a plant used to treat minor wounds and burns. The Aloe plant has been documented for its healing properties for thousands of years. It has soothing properties and offers sun protection, healthy hair growth, and a balanced complexion. Its anti-inflammatory effects have made it a popular homeopathic treatment for many skin conditions.
If you love keeping plants in your home, then you must have an aloe plant in your garden. These plants are worth growing because of their sweet-smelling and colourful flowers. They also have a lot of medicinal value that you can use for yourself when needed.
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Very informative article, i apply aloe Vera gel on my hair once a month as it stimulates healthy growth