When receiving the Aloe vera, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months. Repot every two to three years or when the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes.
Repot in the spring, using a 2 inches bigger pot with drainage holes to keep the roots drier.
Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Use cacti and succulent potting mix or an aerated soil mixture to prevent any root rot in this indoor plant.
Add the soil mix to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen.
Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, cut through the roots to alleviate continued encircling.
Ensure the plant is sitting about 1 inch below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over.
Water thoroughly, and let the pot drain. If settling occurs, add more soil.