Friday, 6 January 2017


Welcome to this meme active every Friday. The theme is "Friday Greens" and you can post images, art, photos where the predominant colour is GREEN!
GREEN is the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass or emeralds.
There are more than 325 species of aloes with about 60 different species known in cultivation in Australia. They vary in height from 60cm to 18m. Many aloes flower in winter, most will grow almost anywhere and all require very little maintenance. Despite these advantages aloes are rarely seen in modern Australian gardens.

Aloes grow naturally in arid and semi-arid areas, and are well-suited to dry climate gardens in Australia. They will tolerate low fertile soils and will survive infrequent watering, as well as salt air and extremely cold temperatures. Aloes will grow in semi-shaded areas, but prefer a position in full sun. Aloes are relatively tough plants requiring little maintenance. They can also be used to good effect in areas where nothing else will grow, such as an exposed dry hillside.

Young plants need to be protected from severe frost. Aloes will bloom every year and do not die back after flowering. One of the best known of the aloes is Aloe vera, which is used medicinally and cosmetically. The sap from this plant is useful for skin treatments, particularly for burns, and is available in many cosmetics, shampoos and ointments.

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  1. Dear Nick,

    a very happy and new year to you!
    Aloe is such a beautiful plant.
    I am amazed that I didn't have one in my plant gang at home.

    Best wishes - Julia

  2. I like patterned plants, so lovely.
    Thanks for hosting.

  3. Nick, often use an Aloe for healing. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you.

  4. A little one of this Aloe I have on my kitchen sill till the temp outside is warm enough:) since another bigger cactus died last winter from the freezing temps.

  5. I've seen fields of it growing in Texas for the cosmetic industry.