Family – Liliaceae
• Wonder plant
• Herbal aloe
• Ornamental plants
• Aloe Vulgaris
Aloevera use in medical science, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic industries.The color and smell of each variety in a plant of great potential value and its characteristic bitter taste and feel nauseous. Aloevera Barbadensis Barbados island shows. Aloevera native medicine (Ayurveda) and the Greek system and cosmetics, shampoos and creams used.
Aloe vera and its findings leading market India, Australia, USA, Japan and Europe ,Hongkong are in. Increasing demand for aloe vera and scientific studies with the support of the medicinal benefits of vera.It Aloevera to cultivate profitable and potential agro-industrial crop has the potential to become future.
Aloe is grown in warm tropical areas and cannot survive freezing temperatures. Aloe Vera can be cultivated on any soil for ‘dry land management’ sandy loamy soil is the best suited for it.
The ground is to be carefully prepared to keep free from weeds and the soil is ideally kept ideally slightly acidic. The soil should be supplied supplement in the form of ammonium nitrate & Farm yard manure every year.
The plants are set spaced out by 24 inches in rows and between the rows. At that rate, about 10,000 plants are set per acre. An 7 – 11 inch aloe pop would take about 18 – 24 months to fully mature.
The plants, in a year’s time, would bear flowers that are bright yellow in colour. The leaves are 1 to 2 feet long and are cut without causing damage to the plant, so that it lasts for several years.
The leaves cut off close to the plant are placed immediately, with the cut end downwards, in a V-shaped wooden trough of about 4 feet long and 12 to 18 inches deep.
In general, crop manure (FYM or compost) that respond well to the application. FYM about 10 to 12 tons per hectare in the soil at the time of preparation and may also be applied in the following years. If wood ash is available in sufficient quantities, it can be applied at planting time pits because it helps the plants and their subsequent growlh.
1. Apply the first irrigation after planting .
2. Until the plants are irrigated 2-3, 4-7 irrigation per year may be sufficient for its proper development or depend on environment.
3. Depending on the availability of water, the leaves give light irrigation after each picking.
The mealy bug ,leaf spot and anthracnose have been reported from some parts of the country are not a big problem. If there is a termite problem, it can be managed by applying light irrigation.