Monday, June 20, 2011


Brief description of herbaceous species, up to 1m high., with leaves arranged in a clump, simple, 40-60 cm long, long lanceolate, with acute apex, showing very thick cuticle, are fleshy parenchyma abundant aquifers because of their present inside.

They have spines only along the sides. The flowers are yellow, flowering scapes are rising from the center of the leaves and inflorescence to form racemic (axis enlarged). Are yellow, orange or red.

The fruit is a capsule loculicida. Some parts of the tissue of these plants are called parenchyma, with these facilities the plant manages to survive even in dry periods.

exposure and brightness: if they are accustomed to living outdoors can be comfortable even in direct sunlight. Like most succulents fits very well in areas where exposure is partial shade. Ensures a good indoor lighting.
Temperature: aloe live well in temperate climates. In Italy he lives quietly outside in the southern areas, while in the north must be grown in an apartment or in a greenhouse, in pots ranging from 8 to 60 cm. The ideal temperatures for aloe vary between 20 and 24 days before anyone else and 10 degrees and 14 degrees at night. In winter the temperatures can drop to 3-4 degrees, but never below 5 degrees
substrate: sand Terra Universal, fits, however, any type of terrain
Watering: The soil should never be too moist
Fertilization: Use of ternary liquid fertilizer, following the manufacturer's instructions
Propagation: These plants are multiplied by cuttings: the buds are cut and left to dry for 2-4 days, depending on temperature and humidity. It is invasive, lightweight containers with a substrate to be always kept wet well. The vessels will be located in an area very bright. the time most suitable for such operations is the summer.

Aloe can also be reproduced from seed, in March, maintaining a temperature of 20-22 degrees
Repotting: When necessary in the spring
Pruning: Remove faded flowers and leaves
adversity may be subject to attacks of cochineal
bits of advice: Avoid water stagnation. It 'just strip off the damaged leaves and the flower at the end of flowering

History: Defined plant of immortality by ancient Egyptians, was planted at the entrance of the pyramids of the pharaohs and show the way to the land of the dead. Even Hippocrates (460-337 BC) praised the rejuvenating properties, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and healing properties.
environment is much like aloe all'agave, both in form for both climatic conditions.
The main differences are that aloe does not die after flowering, the leaves are more fleshy and have the ends of the plugs. Some varieties can have them both on the underside of the leaf is on the upper side. Like few other Aloe species is distinguished from other houseplants for their ability to release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide during the night. This quality has emerged in studies conducted in the 80's by a group of NASA scientists, who wanted to find suitable plants to purify the air indoors. This quality makes her a plant well suited to an arrangement in the bedroom.
Medicine: Known for thousands of years, Columbus had called "the medicine jar." In fact it has always been cultivated mainly for their therapeutic properties that are invigorating, anti-inflammatory and healing to the skin.
It is also able to regulate the metabolism of sugars and fats. From the plant produces numerous creams and hydrogels. The uses of this ancient plant are the same as today, is called a real "cure for all ills", but in particular the following properties are recognized: the gelatin is used as a healing, or in cosmetics as a tonic for the skin; the pure juice of Aloe Vera, taken internally, it purifies the body of toxins and exogenous, then from the outside, introduced orally or respiratory failure, that those endogenous, thus directly produced by our cells. Is also consumed for purely preventive, in fact, stimulates and balances the immune system, increasing the body's defenses.
Kitchen: There are flowers on the market with the aloe very aromatic

Art: These are plants that can live all year in the apartment are also very suitable for growing in baskets to create compositions with different species.
around the world: In Egypt the Aloe is placed in front of the door to ensure happiness and long life.

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