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Aloe vera is an herbaceous perennial in the family Liliaceae grown for its succulent leaves which have a variety of culinary and medicinal uses. The Aloe vera plant has a short, stout stem and a rosette of fleshy, lanceolate leaves which have a serrated margin of small white teeth. The leaves may be flecked with white and are pale green or gray-green in color. Aloe vera plants produce a conspicuous inflorescence composed of densely packed pendulous yellow flowers on a spike which can be up to 90 cm (35 in) in height. The plant itself can grow to be 1 m (3 ft) in height and can live for up to 100 years if well cared for. Aloe vera may also be called Aloe barbadensis or Aloe perfoliata and is indigenous to eastern and southern Africa.

Major/Minor Minor
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Medicinal Plants
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Cash Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
aphid catterpilar white flies aphids snails and slug Spider mites mealy bugs Aloe Rust Root Rot Fungus
Fungal Diseases
Leaf Spot Root rot Powdery mildew Downy Mildew
Grass: Crab Grass Bermuda grass Annual bluegrass Dandelion Broad Leaf Plantain Broad leaf chick weed broad leaf weed clover Pig weed Pursulane
Leaf Discoloration Leaf Wilting Stunted Growth Rot and Decay Loss of Turgidity Curly leaves Reduced Healing

Aloe vera Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Aloe barbadensis miller 909 kg per acre
Aloe arborescens 909 kg per acre
Aloe ferox/Cap aloe 909 kg per acre
Aloe Perryi 909 kg per acre
Aloe Striata 909 kg per acre
Aloe juvenna 909 kg per acre

Aloe vera Districts Wise Calendar

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