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Aloe, medicine plant, burn plant, and Barbados aloe

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

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Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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