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Q.aloe vera leaf without sticky substance

Anonymous added on October 3, 2014 | Answered

I would like to know why my aloe vera plant does not have sticky substance when I squeeze or cut the leaf. When I squeeze the leaf, I only see non-sticky white substance inside and water. Is my plant a true aloe vera? Can I eat this aloe vera leaf without sticky substance? I have learned that aloe vera leaf should have a sticky substance.

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Answered on October 10, 2014

Wikipedia lists 550 different species of aloe, so it is highly possible that your plant is a different specie than A. vera. I would not ingest or use the plant until you can get a positive identification.

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