Aloe Vera, Medicinal Aloe, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant

Aloe vera, A. barbadensis, A. indica, A. perfoliata var.vera, A. vulgaris

Asphodelaceae

Aloe Vera, Medicinal Aloe, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant
This famed healing plant is often used to promote the rapid healing of burns, cuts, scrapes, stings, etc... A clump forming succulent producing a rosette of thick fleshy gray spotting green leaves that may be topped by spikes of tubular yellow flowers. Multiplies readily. Juvenile aloe leaves can be used medicinally.

Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade

Indoor Light: High

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline

Salt Tolerance: Moderate to High

Native To / Origin: Africa

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml

Price: $ 7.99
Catalog ID# 9240
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Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain Plant

The Red Firecracker Fern produces loads of 1" showy red tubular flowers that are born in large loose clusters throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round where winters are mild. Excellent for Hummingbirds! This is a durable and long-lived, clump forming perennial that requires little additional care once well-established. The Firecracker Fern has excellent heat and sun tolerance as well as moderate drought resistance once well-established. It is even listed as being suitable for xeriscaping. Firecracker Fern is listed as a Texas A&M Outstanding Coastal Plant. Item# 417.

Price: US$9.99

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The Red Firecracker Fern produces loads of 1" showy red tubular flowers that are born in large loose clusters throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round where winters are mild. Excellent for Hummingbirds! This is a durable and long-lived, clump forming perennial that requires little additional care once well-established. The Firecracker Fern has excellent heat and sun tolerance as well as moderate drought resistance once well-established. It is even listed as being suitable for xeriscaping. Firecracker Fern is listed as a Texas A&M Outstanding Coastal Plant. Item# 417.

 
Peaches & Cream Angel's Trumpet
View Beautiful white leaves with green centers make this an outstanding specimen, even when not producing the large flowers that open white and fade to a peachy pink. Peaches & Cream Angel's Trumpet makes an easy container plant and is probably best grown this way except in frost free or near frost free climates. Provide midday and afternoon shade in hot summer regions. Item# 545. Price: US$12.99

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Beautiful white leaves with green centers make this an outstanding specimen, even when not producing the large flowers that open white and fade to a peachy pink. Peaches & Cream Angel's Trumpet makes an easy container plant and is probably best grown this way except in frost free or near frost free climates. Provide midday and afternoon shade in hot summer regions. Item# 545.
Price: US$12.99

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Rangoon Creeper, Drunken Sailor, Chinese Honeysuckle
Clusters of long tubular buds open to fragrant  single white starry flowers that quickly change to pink, red, and finally a deep maroon. The Rangoon Creeper is a vigorous twining tropical climber that flowers profusely throughout summer. Well-established plants are considered root hardy into zone 8A and a mulch will help to ensure their return. The flowers are intensely sweetly fragrant when they first open but lose their fragrance as they age. Item# 595 Price: US$19.99

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Clusters of long tubular buds open to fragrant  single white starry flowers that quickly change to pink, red, and finally a deep maroon. The Rangoon Creeper is a vigorous twining tropical climber that flowers profusely throughout summer. Well-established plants are considered root hardy into zone 8A and a mulch will help to ensure their return. The flowers are intensely sweetly fragrant when they first open but lose their fragrance as they age. Item# 595
Price: US$19.99

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String of Pearls
View A trailing, perennial succulent with round, ½” grayish leaves, which give the appearance of hanging balls on a string. It is very unique, and we find it easy to grow. It makes a beautiful, small hanging basket, or would be very nice cascading down the side of a tall pot. Item # 1125. Price: US$9.99

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A trailing, perennial succulent with round, ½” grayish leaves, which give the appearance of hanging balls on a string. It is very unique, and we find it easy to grow. It makes a beautiful, small hanging basket, or would be very nice cascading down the side of a tall pot. Item # 1125.
 
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The pink flowers of Candy Stripe are heavily edged in white making this a favorite among gardeners everywhere. In early spring it covers up in 1/2" wide flowers that provide nectar to a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Creeping Phlox or Thrift is a low maintenance, durable, low growing, native groundcover with finely textured foliage that is drought resistant once well established. Item# 10823.

Price: US$7.99

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The pink flowers of Candy Stripe are heavily edged in white making this a favorite among gardeners everywhere. In early spring it covers up in 1/2" wide flowers that provide nectar to a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Creeping Phlox or Thrift is a low maintenance, durable, low growing, native groundcover with finely textured foliage that is drought resistant once well established. Item# 10823.

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1/2" salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Coral Porterweed is a vigorous grower making it a good choice for the back of the border. It is also known as  Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Item# 372. Price: US$8.99

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1/2" salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Coral Porterweed is a vigorous grower making it a good choice for the back of the border. It is also known as  Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Item# 372.
 
Lavender Porterweed
Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483 Price: US$8.99

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Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483
 
White Profusion Butterfly Bush
White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735. Price: US$9.99

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White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735.
 
Silver Spires White Vitex, Chaste Tree
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An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

Price: US$12.99

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An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

Price: US$12.99

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View Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787. Price: US$9.99

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Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787.