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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 1-2 feet tall and wide.

 

Bloom Season: Occasionally blooms, with flowers appearing in late winter to spring.

Native Status to Florida: Not native to Florida; introduced species.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.

Moisture Requirements: Drought-tolerant once established; prefers well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts hummingbirds and bees with its occasional nectar-rich flowers.

Medicinal Uses: Aloe Vera has a long history of medicinal use for skin conditions such as burns, wounds, and sunburns. Its gel is also used in various skincare products for its soothing and moisturizing properties.

Phenology: Produces tall spikes of yellow flowers atop succulent, spiky foliage.

Deer or Rabbit Resistance: Aloe Vera is generally resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits due to its spiky foliage.

Considerations (if any): Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot; may cause skin irritation if sap comes into contact with skin.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Drought-tolerant landscaping, rock gardens, or container planting.

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic if ingested; can cause gastrointestinal discomfort in pets.

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