Is this an Aloe vera plant?

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  1. lilsancho

    lilsancho Member

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    Hi all

    I've just bought a plant from Ikea that I think is an Aloe Vera plant but I can't be sure :)

    here's a pic

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Not that one, might be a Haworthia.
     
  3. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like an X Alworthia 'Black Gem' or a similar cv.
    (X Alworthia is an intergeneric hybrid between Aloe and Haworthia)
     
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    Awesome thank for the help :)
    would this hybrid have the same medicinal purposes as an aloe vera plant?
     
  5. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Of course not, because it's NOT an Aloe vera...
     
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    I never knew Ikea sold plants. HAHA.
     

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