The aloe vera is a succulent plant belonging to the family Aloeaceae. The plant is characterized by elongated leaves, 40-60cm long, arranged in a tuft, with a particularly fleshy appearance. The ideal climate is the mediterranean one, warm, typical of the summer. The Aloe likes sultry temperatures and a preferably dry environment. For this reason, the direct exposure to the sun is very important for the growth of the plant. The ideal soil is a well drained soil; the watering needs, despite the watery inner part of the plant, are very reduced.
It belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family and it originates from Asia. Like all the Dianthus it is a perennial plant, but it stands out for its thinner and lighter colored leaves and for the dentate and exclusively pink flowers that continuously bloom until the end of the summer.
The Echium Fastuosum is a rustic plant that is cultivated for ornamental purposes in the gardens and in the pots for its beautiful blooming. The sterns higher than a meter are herbaceous and, after 3 years, they become woody; they are covered by oval, elongated and punctuated leaves that are covered by a thick silver-white down. It blooms during the spring/ summer and it gives spectacular flowers even in pot cultivations. In order to flourish abundantly it requires bright and sunny exposures in areas preferably sheltered from the wind. it is necessary to water the plants only when the soil is perfectly dry, avoiding excess water and without wetting the leaves.