Aloe Vera plant, Aloe barbadensis, is called the “living first aid plant”. The gel of Aloe Vera leaves is used for many internal and external uses, including a tonic and for the treatment of cuts, wounds, bruises, scalds, cold sores, nappy rash, dandruff, sunburn and as after shave. Also known as:the Medicine Plant. Aloe Vera plant is native of Africa and prefers light to medium, well-drained soils in an open sunny position. Pale narrow leaves, yellow flowers. Drought resistant and tolerant of a light to medium frost. Evergreen plant, growing to 0.7m x 1.2m.