There are at least five varieties of the aloe vera plant. They include varietals named Dorian Black, Yellow Teeth, Orange Aloe, Red Aloe and Gold Tooth.
Aloe vera is a succulent, which means it stores water in its leaves. The sword-shaped, greenish-gray leaves form rosettes, and some cultivars have leaves tipped with gold, red or orange. If it is to be planted outdoors, aloe vera needs the warm climate of hardiness zones 10-12. Aloe can tolerate poor soils and seaside conditions.
Though known for its medicinal properties, aloe vera can be a houseplant or ground cover. It can also be part of a rock garden.Learn More
The aloe vera plant is considered a healing plant by many. However there is no evidence to support its effectiveness in treating acne. While there are some acne preparations that include aloe vera as an ingredient, there have been no studies to show how much it helps heal or prevent acne.Full Answer >
Aloe plants can be easily rooted by placing cuttings from existing aloe plants into fresh potted soil and placing the pot in direct sunlight. It is important to wait one week before watering the cuttings. Aloe vera plants produce multiple offsets, commonly referred to as plantlets. The plantlets are capable of creating an entirely new plant within two weeks.Full Answer >
As of 2010, there were approximately 400,000 types of flowering plant species in the world, according to The Guardian. More than 600,000 plant names were deleted due to discoveries of duplicate species upon further examination by botanists, The Guardian says.Full Answer >
There are many thousands of different types of roses. Though there is a vast number of different types, all roses can be divided into three main groups: species roses, old garden roses and modern garden roses.Full Answer >