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    aloe plant question

    hey all

    if any of you are familiar with aloe plants i have a question.

    a neighbor gave us a BIG bag full of aloe plants, including roots, all dug up from her gardens. she was doing much thinning out of aloe and agave.

    these aloe plants, (many many) are of the spiny variety. VERY sharp.

    do these spiny aloe have the same properties as the smooth ones? we had done the aruba aloe tour many yrs ago and to the best of our memories they used the smooth aloe plants.

    we are planning to put them all in the garden beds along side the house in the back.

    so just wondering if i can snip an aloe leaf, squeeze the liquid onto mosquito bites or skin irritations?

    thx for any/all responses.

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    Hi Andrea,

    Long time no talk. Hope all is well. Yes, it works the same way as the straight aloe plants. I used it on my hand when I burned it with hot tomato sauce it was 3rd degree burn.

    I wish I was in Aruba now. Have you all gone or going? Enjoy your weekend.
    Love Aruba

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    THANKS! i googled the aloe thing and although many things said on in the same, some said differently. holy cow 3rd degree burn...not good. hope it healed well.

    we have got a lot, will plant a few in large pots along my driveway and then lots in the back intermingled with the agave and gardenia bushes.

    we were there in May, had a blast as usual

    how r things with you?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarubian View Post
    Hi Andrea,

    Long time no talk. Hope all is well. Yes, it works the same way as the straight aloe plants. I used it on my hand when I burned it with hot tomato sauce it was 3rd degree burn.

    I wish I was in Aruba now. Have you all gone or going? Enjoy your weekend.

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    Sorry Andrea can't help, years ago I use to have the smooth variety in pots in house. I used them all the time for burns. Living in the North East that's the only way they survived. What a lovely gift, enjoy them should make a nice addition to your garden.

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    like you when we lived in MA, we had an aloe plant in the house, the smooth variety. had to get rid of eat as the cat kept eating it. hahahaha
    maybe should have had the spiny version in the house to discourage the cat


    we went back to her house this evening and dug up about 20 more plants. huge, each about the size of hosta. we are going to be overrun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cathey View Post
    Sorry Andrea can't help, years ago I use to have the smooth variety in pots in house. I used them all the time for burns. Living in the North East that's the only way they survived. What a lovely gift, enjoy them should make a nice addition to your garden.

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    I love aloe, fell into a camp fire when I was early 20s, lets just say ouch! put it on my legs and seemed to cool it down.

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