Aloe Barbadensis Miller
Dear Sir or Madam, Please find attached photos of Aloe Vera plant which is growing at home. Could you please advise me if it is Aloe Barbadensis Miller and how can I know if it is good for consumption (making a drink)? Thank you in advance and kind regards, Yordan Rusev
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
There are actually about 550 species of Aloe Vera plants.
The scientific name of aloe vera is Aloe Barbadensis Miller.
Two Types of Aloe Vera
It arrives in two important varieties. the first is the green one and the second is the blue one.
Each of the species have nearly the same therapeutic benefits and effects, however, the rise time is various.
Blue Aloe Vera takes to develop around three years and Green Aloe Vera takes to develop around four or five years. The most typical and prevalent species of aloe is Aloe Barbadensis Miller or Aloe Vera.