House Plants

Aloe Vera

Scientific name: Aloe vera

Common names: Aloe

Family: Asphodelaceae

Genus: Aloe

Origin: Arabian Peninsula 

Height: 1′ to 3′

Spread: 0.5′ to 2′

Zones: 10 through 12

Sources ​1,2​

Plant Care

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry

Soil: Sandy, Needs good drainage in containers

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: Yes



Method: Division

Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets and place in soil.


Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.​3​

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Aloe vera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed April 25, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Aloe vera (true aloe). CABI: Invasive Species Compendium. Accessed April 25, 2020.
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