Aloe Vera (botanically known as Aloe barbadensis) is a tropical plant that originated in the warm climates of the Mediterranean. Aloe Vera has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes, dating back to ancient Egypt. Since Cleopatra credited Aloe Vera for her youthful, nourished skin, the plant has come to symbolize beauty, healing, and protection. For this reason, it is often gifted as a symbol of health (especially if someone has fallen ill) or as a symbol of ever-lasting friendship and love. Aloe Vera is easy to care for and also saves water in its leaves, so you don't need to worry about leaving it alone when going on trips. We serve up this healing wonder in our patterned Navajo Container. Includes plant information, care and grow tips. Gift quality packaging!