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There are about 400 species of aloe. Most aloe plants have thick, fleshy leaves edged with spines. Their flowers are often shades of red, pink, yellow, or orange. Many people grow aloe plants in homes or gardens. Aloe vera is the best-known species of aloe, and it is found in many products. For example, gel from the leaves is used to treat burns.

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