HabitatAloe divaricata is mostly found in arid bush vegetation on sandy soils and in coastal thickets, up to 800 m altitude. In dense bush it can grow with a simple stem up to 6 m long.
UsesA leaf decoction of Aloe divaricata is used as a purgative. A decoction of the leaves or the leaf sap is applied internally and externally to improve healing of bone fractures. The dehydrated exudate, known as ‘Madagascar Aloes’, has been an important article in local and international trade
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