Aloe - Cape Aloe Seed Pack (Aloe ferox)
Cape Aloe (Aloe ferox) Seed Pack
Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime
Ease of Germination: Moderate
Pharmaceutical source of aloe used as a purgative. Contains anthraquinone glycosides, principally barbaloin, which are responsible for the purgative action. Also, an ingredient of the ‘Swedish Bitters’ popularized by European herbalist Maria Treben. Attractive succulent from South Africa. Adapts well to home or greenhouse environment.
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