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Aloe Vera (First Aid Plant) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

First Aid Plant(Aloe Vera) Herb in 9cm Pot

Aloe vera needs no introduction really, it is commonly known as the first aid plant Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe or Burn Aloe. Aloe vera is an architecturally attractive succulent plant that is particularly associated with herbal remedies, as extracts are used in the treatment of skin complaints and burns. 

The plant itself has no stem, or a very short stem with the thick leaves growing in a strap-like formation from the plant, and it can reach up to 100cm in its native setting. The leaves are grey green or green in colour, and can have white flecks on the upper surface, with the edges of the leaves being toothed/serrated. In the summer, the aloe vera can flower, sending up a long stem, upon which a red/orange tubular flower spike is seen.

To grow Aloe vera, it is important that they are kept warm, minimum temperature of 10'C is recommended and they should be kept dry, with watering restricted, especially in Winter. Aloe vera does not tolerate frost and should be brought indoors in the colder parts of the year. As they reproduce by producing off-sets (small plants from the original plant), these can be removed and potted on, ensuring a constant supply of leaves. Great as a house plant or in the conservatory or greenhouse.

Herb Usage

Aloe vera is used the world over for its medicinal qualities, and is sold as a herbal preparation and as an ingredient in many cosmetic products.  It is perhaps best known for its ability to soothe burns and scalds with its cooling sap, in fact the fleshy leaves can be broken off and the gel within applied directly to bites, sunburn etc for relief from itching and to aid recovery.

Buy Aloe Vera Online

Our Potted Aloe vera herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Aloe Vera (First Aid Plant) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Very well drained soil
Flower Colour Orange
Height 100cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Aloe vera
Hardiness RHS rating H1b - Heated Greenhouse
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Compresses/Poultice
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Container/Patio