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    April 27, 2019

    Aloe in bloom

    The bright flowers of these aloe plants offer a striking contrast to their more recognizable green, spiky stems. Native to Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula, aloes—including the well-known aloe vera species—are now grown outdoors in many locations that boast mild winter climates. They can bloom at any time throughout the year. And yes, even indoor potted aloes can be encouraged to bloom with the right amount of sunlight, water, and fertilizer.

    Aloes, like most of the world’s flowering plants, need help with pollination, which is essential for maintaining biodiversity and our food supply. That’s where this buzzing little hummingbird comes into play. As it feeds on the aloe flowers' nectar, it pollinates the plants, too. But, broadly speaking, pollinator populations are declining, whether they’re bees, butterflies, or birds. You can help by planting a pollinator garden and avoiding pesticides, which can harm the pollinators.

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    Overview Information Aloe is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates. In the United States, aloeis grown in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
  3. Aloe - Wikipedia
    • Aloe, also written Aloë, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes. Other species, such as Aloe ferox, also are cultivated or harvested from the wild for similar applications. The APG IV system places the genus in the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae. Within the subfamily...
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  4. Aloe Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Herbal Database
    • Topical aloe appears to inhibit infection and promote healing of minor burns and wounds, frostbite, as well as in skin affected by diseases such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, although studies have had conflicting results. Dried aloe latex should be ingested with caution as a drastic cathartic, but its use is not recommended. In 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration required all over-the-counter aloe laxative products to be removed from the US market or reformulated because manuf...
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  5. Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin, Constipation & Immune System ...
    Aug 02, 2018 · Aloe Vera Nutrition Facts. Aloe vera is one of approximately 420 species of the genus Aloe; the botanical name of aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it belongs to the Liliaceae family.It’s a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant that’s …
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    • 7 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera - Healthline
      Aloe vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. But did you know that your favorite potted plant can be used for much more than sunburn relief and household décor? The ...
    • Aloe - Mayo Clinic
      • Aloe, a plant, produces two substances used in health care products — clear gel and yellow latex.People primarily use aloe's clear gel topically in creams and ointments to treat burns, the skin condition psoriasis and even acne. Some also take the gel orally to treat certain conditions. Aloe latex, a laxative, has been taken orally to treat constipation.While aloe gel is generally safe when used as recommended, oral use of aloe latex poses safety concerns. In fact, taking 1 gram a day of aloe...
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    • Aloe | Definition of Aloe by Merriam-Webster
      Aloe definition is - agarwood. 2 a: any of a large genus (Aloe) of succulent chiefly southern African plants of the lily family with basal leaves and spicate flowers
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