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Long used by humans for their medicinal benefits, aloe plants often make great additions to bearded dragon habitats.

Aloe plants are historically native to arid regions surrounding the Indian Ocean, but – like prickly pear cacti – they’ve been introduced to a variety of other locations around the world.

Note that the genus Aloe is quite large – it contains at least 500 described species. Some of these species grow quite large and reach tree-like proportions, so be sure to stick to smaller species and cultivars.

Most aloe plants bear green or greenish leaves, but some have very attractive mottled markings.

Some aloe plants bear very spikey leaves, but they rarely appear to cause problems for pet lizards.

Aloe Plants (Aloe vera)

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