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Growing Aloe Vera In Desert Landscapes

Aloe Vera Plant

Most of us know about the medicinal aloe, Aloe vera, but there are others that not only look good, but bring interest and color to the landscape.

By selecting the right type for a particular use or site, you can definitely achieve a unique look in your landscape. Although the aloes are not native to the desert Southwest, there are many that are well adapted to our environmental conditions. Most will take the heat just fine, but the fierce sun of our hotter areas can burn the soft, tender tissue. In Pinal County, it is best to plan on growing them in filtered sunlight or light shade.

Read more about aloe vera in desert landscapes by clicking here.