I have a huge monster aloe vera plant, and lots of people have healthy plants from it. I take big arms off and you can't tell. This plant truly does have a magic healing power for burns. You cut off a spear and squeeze the goo out. Minor burns disappear quickly, and the goo takes the sting out of bigger ones. I always thought aloe vera stories were exaggerated, but I've had this plant for ten years and believe in the stuff now.