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Aloe ellenbeckii plant, organic

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Aloe (Asphodelaceae)

Perennial succulent native to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, this is a choice Aloe in that it contains copious amounts of healing mucilage and is tasty.  Aloe ellenbeckii and indeed most aloes prefer full to part sun and fast draining soil.  This one is more cold tolerant than many, but does not withstand hard frost.   Responds well to occasional watering, although daily watering will melt it like Dorothy’s ill-tempered witch. The tubular flowers are orange with pale green tips and occur frequently, even on plants that are only a couple of years old.  Will form a strong colony if planted outdoors in a frost free area.  Will give much pleasure if planted indoors in a pot.  Unlike many Aloes, which have ow-ey spines, the toothed margins of this plant are kind to the touch, and never hurt anybody, that I know of.

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    Tim

    Which one of your aloe plants is considered to have edible leaves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      All of them are edible if bitter and un-tasty. There are several toxic species which we do not carry.

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    • Kevin

      I heard that aloes are very good oxygen producers. Which varieties would you recommend for growing indoors for air purification?

      Thanks so much!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kevin, Any soft-skinned aloe, really, the ones with most surface area being the most useful for air purification. Aloe ellenbeckii is a good choice, and we’re now very well stocked on these. Aloe maculata also a good shoice–very broad leaves on that one, and fast to grow. Any and all of the aloes are going to improve inside air quality. Richo

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