The versatile aloe is known for being the healing succulent. Its fleshy leaves hold nourishing properties that facilitate the healing and improvement of many ailments, most commonly skin-related.
The aloe genus - Xanthorrhoeaceae, contains more than one species, in fact, there are over 500 aloe species worldwide, the better-known ones being: aloe vera and aloe ferox. Aloe vera is also referred to as the ‘true aloe’, while aloe ferox is known as the ‘bitter aloe’.
In this segment, we will be learning more about the bitter aloe. Considered as one of the tallest among the aloe species, the single stemmed aloe ferox plant can reach up to 3 metres in height.