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Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe, Zebra Aloe) plant, organic

(1 customer review)

$7.50$19.95

Note:  These are quart-size plants as per photo in gallery and will be bare-rooted to ship.

Family:  Aloe Asphodelacea)

Hardy to Zone 9 to 12, but normally grown as a potted plant indoors or on the summer patio

(Soap Aloe, Zebra Aloe) Broad-leaved succulent widely distributed throughout South Africa. This plant has the distinction of not needing a well-drained soil–It will even grow in wet soils.  Small to medium-sized, the flat, succulent leaves are covered with h-shaped spots, rimmed by soft spines.  These grow quickly and become show-plants within a few years. Eventually, these pretty plants will make a short trunk, giving rise to branched stalked topped by outsized pom-poms of orange or red.  Locals use the sap as soap.

Potted Plant Certified Organically Grown, will be bare-rooted to ship

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  1. Question

    M

    Hello,
    Other than soap value, is there any medicinal value for this type of aloe? Thank you : )

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi M! Virtually all the aloes are used in the localities where they occur, used for multiple conditions. Aloes are the #1 healing herb in all of Africa. Here in the states we use them much less imaginatively. Aloe maculata gel is antiinflammatory and emollient. you can check this link https://herbclass.com/monographs/aloe-maculata/
      for more info, more uses.
      richo

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    • Michael Klug (verified owner)

      Hello, Could you please provide any more details on how to use as soap? I don’t see anything in your book. Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi michael, you can just break off a leaf, squeeze out the gel and use it as a body soap. rub it in. it will lather up. richo

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    • Michael Klug (verified owner)

      Thank you! Can it be used for hair too?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, with good effects for the scalp, including any lesions, and make sure you have lots of rinse water. r

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  2. RRR

    Great Aloe Plant

    RRR (verified owner)

    I ordered the 3 pack of the Soap Aloe Maculata and am excited about having this plant in my garden survival toolkit. Not only is it a beautiful plant but it is useful in many ways. I’m especially excited about the prospect of it being a soap alternative. I’d like to mention the service I received from Strictly Medicinal. It was great. The plants came packaged very well and they took extra time and care to answer my questions after the sale and meet my needs. They earned my trust and I will be buying from them again.

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