Aloe vera barbadensis
Aloe Vera is the common name of the well-known plant with several synonimes in the world, like Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vulgaris, Aloe indica, Aloe lanzae, Aloe perfoliata var. barbadensis. Aloe vera stems from Africa (Cape Verde islands, Canary island). It blooms its yellow-orange flowers at the end of spring or the beginning of summer. Its sword-shaped leaves are decorated with light spots. The full-grown plant can reach the hight of 120 cms. It can propagated by sowing the seeds, or by division. If sowing is chosen stable temperature and moisture are needed.
Propagation by division
The Aloe vera barbadensis miller produces less shoots than the Aloe vera var. chinensis, but their division are the same. Choose a nicely full-grown plant with shoots big enough. A 4-6 cm-long one can be divided.
Roots must be cleaned and divided from the main stool trying to preserve the most of the roots on the stool. If the little roots break off, no problem, it can root again.
Even I couldn’t divide with roots all the stools. In one of the pictures there is a little plant with roots, I managed to divide it because the farther the roots are from the main root the better the division is. Even I couldn’t divide with roots all the stools. In one of the pictures there is a little plant with roots, I managed to divide it because the farther the roots are from the main root the better the division is.
Next the stools must be planted into loose, pervious soil as deep as the offshoots are. It must be protected from strong sun, in penumbra, watered rarely. Bring it on.