The Aloe Vera inner filet is filled with so many amazing properties, from healing the skin to hair growth, thanks to this great variety of nutrients, many benefits for our health can be obtained. But what about the Aloe Vera flower?
Before the Aloe Vera plant can bloom, it must develop its internal tissues well: a stem in the form of a rhizome with a cauline apex, from which new leaves are generated and a group of cells differentiate to form the inflorescence. This condition is reached by the plant between two and three years of age, starting from the moment that the offspring is formed in the mother plant.
For the Aloe vera to begin to flower, it must exert a great amount of energy. The plant devotes almost all its resources to ensure its sexual reproduction. In the case of Aloe vera, this tendency is similar, only that as it is a succulent plant it is less apparent, but equally all those resources invested in the formation of the floral stem, flowers, nectar and pollen, are extracted from the vegetative part of the plant, causing it to weaken by at least 15% of its biomass. To say that it harms the development of its leaves may be relative, rather it will depend on the approach: it will certainly reduce somewhat the concentration of the substances to which therapeutic properties have been attributed, but it will also increase the content or mobilize those substances towards the flowers. In short, the plant does weaken a little, but it expresses other usable tissues: the flowers. In addition, this investment brings benefits for other species (bees and other insects, birds, reptiles, etc.) that feed on the by-products of the primary production of the flowers or by the predation of the kettles.
What are the benefits of Aloe Vera flowers?
Aloe vera flowers are modified leaves, so, like the green leaves of the vegetative rosette, they also
accumulate mucopolysaccharides of cosmetological and nutritional importance, but in a smaller volume. In addition, only in the flowers are expressed other substances such as sugars glucose, sucrose, fructose and many others with higher concentration in the flowers as a reward for visitors who can promote cross-fertilization. Pollen is also very rich in DNA, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, etc. All these organic substances are useful in skin nutrition treatments, cell regeneration with long term rejuventaiton effects.
What is your Aloe vera is not blooming?
If you have an adult Aloe vera that is not blooming it may indicate you have your aloe in a place where is it simply cannot produce a flower. For example, very shady and humid places can reduce the capture of environmental signals that regulate flowering. Also, if you are growing your aloe in a pot, rather than the ground. Also, if you plant is in a pot, it may take many years to bloom. Move the plant from room-to-room to ensure it has plenty of daily sunlight.
March at Aloe AZ Farm
It is March, and this month is a fantastic month to see watch our Aloe Veras bloom! After the bloom we are harvest the flowers, but in the meantime, we are will enjoy the massive wave of orange and yellow blooms.
Thank you Aloe vera for giving us all of your energy to produce these amazing blooms for us to enjoy!