Aloe Vera Plant
This is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe and grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. The Aloe Vera is fairly easy to grow provided it gets enough sunlight and warmth.
Plant special features
The oldest mentioned plant on record due to its medicinal properties and health benefits, Aloe Vera plant has been used to treat various health conditions for centuries.
|Prefers full sunlight and warmth. A mature Aloe plant needs about six to eight hours of sunlight per day. Younger plants needs less direct sunlight than mature plants. During colder months, they can be grown indoors. This plant is tolerant to low-light as well, just make sure that you keep it at a spot in your home that receives bright indirect and some direct morning sun.
|Water only when the top soil is totally dry. You may water it once a week or even less depending upon the climate. Avoid overwatering, which can cause the tips of the aloe leaves to turn brown. Make sure the plant pot has drainage holes to allow any excess water to run out.
|55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Light, airy, sand mixed, fertile and well drained.
|Aloe Vera plant has a shallow root system that likes to spread out close to the surface. As the plant grows overgrows, move up to a wider pot, rather than a deeper one.
Dos and Don’ts:
Aloe Vera cannot tolerate frost and if you live in a colder climate, it should be kept in containers and brought inside for the winter.
Aloe Vera attracts mealy bugs, scales, and mites. Wipe the mealy bugs and mites away by cleaning the leaves of the plant with a solution of little bit of dishwashing detergent / liquid Sanitizer spray and water. Wipe off the leaves after applying solution.
Styling and décor tips:
An attractive indoor plant choice for coffee tables, side tables, office desks and other surfaces. Place it on a desk or workstation to let its spirit of hope, calmness and peace emerge around you.