Aloe Vera Aloe Barbadensis
What is Aloe Vera? • Aloe Vera is a stem less succulent plant with dagger shaped leaves and grows to a length of 60-100cm in height. • The leaves are thick and fleshy and are greenish-grey in colour. On the side of the leaves are tiny white teeth.
Classifying the Aloe • Kingdom – Plantae • Phylum - Angiosperms • Class – Monocots • Order – Asparagales • Family - Xanthorrhoeaceae • Genus - Aloe
Dichotomous Key Plantae Flowering Plant Non-flowering Plant Angiosperms Non-angiosperms More than one root Single root Monocots Dicots Herbaceous Perrenials Asparagales Aloe Flowering plants in Order Asparagales Flowering Succulent Plant Xanthorrhoeaceae
What can it do? • Aloe Vera’s inside gel can help soothe and heal wounds such as cuts and sunburn etc. • Aloe Vera’s gel can also be eaten! • It can live up to 25 years or more! • An Aloe if eaten or drunken can cure bad breath!
How does it eat, breathe and reproduce? • Reproducing - After the Aloe has been growing for a while it starts to sprout a baby little aloe on its side known as a ‘pup’. • Eating and Breathing – They produce their own food through photosynthesis which involves the plant absorbing light, CO2 and water and producing sugar and oxygen. The air (CO2) enters in through openings in leaves called stomata.
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