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Photo Credit: Jimmy Parker

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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Star

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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Star

QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE LOW RISK GENUS
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Xanthorrhoeaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Drought tolerant
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Highly salt tolerant
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED Requires good drainage
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Aloe species
(Hercules aloe, fan aloe, aloe)

Aloe is a pono genus, they all share similar growing requirements and uses. Aloe is easy to grow as a container plant. It can take a lot of neglect and its salt tolerant. Water well until established, then water deeply once in a while. Aloe has been used throughout the ages for skin ailments. It helps with burns (fire and sun), is a wonderful face mask, and is a hair conditioner. Cut a leaf (remember to remove spines if present) and put directly on the burn. It will produce offspring from suckers. They can be dug up and repotted. Share this pono succulent with your friends and neighbors.

Plant Uses

  • Container plant
  • Ornamental
  • Medicinal
  • Edible
  • Indoor plant

Dangers

Thorns-Spines