Aloe Vera is native to eastern and southern Africa, the Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus, Aloe and its Latin name is Aloe barbadensis miller. The name Aloe is from the Arabic word “alloeh” that means “shining bitter substance” and the Latin word “vera” meaning “true.” Aloe vera juice is used to cure scars and burns. It is also used in many beauty products.
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants in your home!