Plants (A)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy


Aloe vera

  • The aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe
  • It is an evergreen perennial that originates from the Arabian peninsula
  • It also grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates in the world

  • It is used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant
  • There is little clinical evidence of the effectiveness of its extract as a cosmetic or medicine

  • The aloe vera gel is the odourless and clear liquid at the innermost part of the leaf


  • It is similar in its flower shape and growth habit to the lily, although it is only distantly related to the true lily, Lilium
  • In the Victorian language of flowers, amaryllis stands for 'pride'