…is a succulent plant (a cactus at times) that originates from northern Africa.
Due to its interesting flowers, form and succulence it is grown widely
with modern gardeners as an ornamental plant ideal for rockeries
and other gardens of low-water use.
• 18″H x 10″W (diptych) • © Lisa Rivas • “Tips” & “Bottoms”
• watercolor, digital, printed on ricepaper and mounted on canvas
Also considered a medicinal plant and a natural health support.
transparent gel from the pulp of it’s meaty leaves is used to treat
wounds, skin infections, burns, and numerous other skin conditions.
Dried latex from the inner lining of the leaf has been used as an oral
The effectiveness of aloe skin-care products is uncertain.