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Aloe Vera and Aloe Barbadensis
Common name:puakenikeni Scientific name: Fagraea berteroana Geographic area of origin: South Africa- 6,000 years ago Common uses/hazards/importance: it helps support the digestive system, sustain and promote health, supports muscle and joint functions, and moisturizes skin. Distinguishing features: aloe Vera plant spreads/grows up to 6ft, dusty-green color leaves, pointy ends and toothed margins, a tube like shape, however the plant is not fragrant. Indigenous? Yes Endemic? No Invasive? No Other interesting facts: called the "plant of immortality". It is succulent and stores a great amount of water in the leaves. It is very easy to care for in the house.
Relatively warm and dry climate
Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012