The Aloe vera plant is not only a very useful medicinal plant but also an attractive containerizing plant to grow indoors to use as a medicine cabinet. The jelly that flows from the leaves will hasten the healing of burns, insect stings and many other skin problems. The plant flowers freely and abundantly and produces offset starter plants for increasing your supply.
Aloes are very popular, xeric, ornamental plants, that are native inhabitants of the African desert and ideal for containerizing and displaying as an indoor specimen. Aloes are very thick, fleshy leafed transplants, some growing small, others growing into sizable trees. The Aloe kedongensis is an attractive plant with blunted tapering thorns that run along the edges of the leaves and are not really dangerous to those wishing to test the touching consequences. During the extended flowering period, a tall slender spike arises from the plant center that is covered with bright orange, trumpet-shaped flowers that at maturity change into seed pods.
The Aloe striata is a fascinating, sculptured plant with smoothe ascending leaves that have yellow lines of paper-thin transparency flowing from the base of the leaf edges, upwards. This aloe is perfect for growing in a container, as a specimen plant for inside a room such as a solarium.