The Barbados Aloe is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetitie, tremors, and vomiting.
Barbados Aloe are mainly grown for its medicinal and agricultural benefits. However, today they are now commonly used as ornamental and indoor plants because of their succulence and flowers. Barbados Aloe flourishes in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates.
The scientific name for this plant is Aloe barbadensis. Additional name for this plant include Acemannan, Aloe Africana, Aloe Arborescens Miller, Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Barbadesis, Aloe Capensis, Aloe-Coated Gloves, Aloe Ferox, Aloe Gel, Aloe Latex, Aloe Leaf Gel, Aloe Mucilage, Aloe Natalenis, Aloe Perfoliata, Medicine Plant, and True Aloe.
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