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Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe barbadensis

$43.00
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 4" to 4" W 14" to 16" H

The aloe vera plant (Barbados Aloe) is notorious for being one of the most sought-after succulents worldwide. Its medicinal properties have made it a popular ingredient for various beauty and health products. The Aloe's succulent leaves contain rich antioxidant and antibacterial properties in their extract. Bonus—it is a very low-maintenance plant to have in your collection!

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Aloe Vera Plant

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who like variety and variegated leaves
  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who like to grow edibles
Aloe Vera Plant

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light

Aloe Vera Plant Care Guide & Presentation

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera Plant Overview

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), is a succulent you can care for as a houseplant or outdoor plant, depending on your climate.  It belongs to the Asphodelaceae family and the Aloe genus and has thick, fleshy green leaves and stems with a distinctive look. The leaves are star-like and orientated in all directions. They also have little thorn-like spikes along the edges.  

Before you purchase your Aloe Vera plant, note that you’ll need to provide it with bright, indirect sunlight. These tropical beauties also thrive in well-draining soil and require minimal watering, especially during winter, making them an easy-to-care-for option for your home. If you fulfill all the basic needs of your aloe plant, it could thrive indoors for over 20 years. However, most tend to live to around the ten-year mark.   

Aloe Vera Plant Benefits

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant with antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It has several benefits, including:

  • Often used in after-sun gels and cosmetically, from skincare to hair products
  • Purifies indoor air by absorbing toxins or mold spores and releasing more oxygen
  • Helps with reducing humidity levels
  • Adds aesthetic appeal to indoor and outdoor container gardens

Aloe Vera Care Guide

Now, let’s delve into aloe vera care's simple yet rewarding journey. 

Watering and Light

Water aloe vera plants deeply but infrequently. In other words, the soil should feel moist after watering, but it should be allowed to dry out to some extent in between. Generally speaking, you should plan to water your aloe plant every 2-3 weeks in the spring and summer and even more sparingly during the fall and winter. 

Place your aloe in bright, indirect sunlight. A western or southern window is ideal for this drought-tolerant plant. If you keep it in low light, it will tend to grow leggy. 

Temperature and Humidity

Aloe vera thrives in temperatures between 55°F and 80°F, making it ideal as a houseplant. You can also keep your plant outdoors in warm, hardy zones. However, remember to bring it back inside if the evenings and nights are cold.

Your Aloe can handle dry air just fine and doesn’t require extra humidity. 40% relative humidity is perfect. 

Soil, Feeding and Repotting

In its natural habitat, aloe commonly grows in nutrient-poor soil conditions on sandy slopes with guaranteed drainage. So, use a cactus potting medium or traditional potting soil mixed with perlite and coarse sand. Repot your aloe when it becomes rootbound or if its pups seem overcrowded.

You don’t need to fertilize an aloe because it's adapted to nutritionally poor desert soil. However, you could feed your potted aloe once a year in the spring to help it maintain vibrant growth. 

Propagation and Pruning

Propagation is best done by replanting offsets (the pups) that develop at the base of the plant. Separate them from the mother plant using pruning shears or a sharp knife. Before potting them, leave the pups sitting for several days to allow them to form a callous over the cut. Then, pot them in a well-draining, standard succulent potting mix and put them in a sunny location. 

Only prune your aloe if the leaves are shriveled and dead. Use clean garden shears, cut the affected tip, or prune the entire leaf at its base. Pruning will encourage new growth and make the plant more aesthetically pleasing.  

Common Issues

Your aloe could be affected by aloe scales, mites, and mealybugs. After spraying the plant with water, you can wipe away mealybugs with a soft cloth. Scales can be eradicated with a solution of insecticidal soap, isopropyl alcohol, and water. If mites are the issue, prune any infected tissue. 

When humidity is high and temperatures are cool, aloe rust, a fungal disease, can also be a problem. It presents as yellow spots on the leaves, eventually expanding and turning into yellow spots on the leaves, eventually expanding and turning brown. This disease is self-limiting and usually doesn’t require treatment.  

Aloe Plants: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

This next section will navigate you through optimal placement, ideal companions, and alternative options for aloe plants. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • Aloe plants are perfect for novices with their low-maintenance nature
  • In a suitable climate, they’re perfect as patio plants, rockeries, and gravel gardens outdoors
  • Thriving in various conditions, they suit people with bustling schedules
  • Ideal in bedrooms or offices, aloe vera offers a touch of greenery and exotic vibe  
  • Suitable for pet-free households, as they may pose harm to curious cats and dogs

Companion Plants

Enhance the beauty of your aloe with these companions:

  • Snake Plant ‘Moonshine’ (Sansevieria thrifasciata): You can enjoy a harmonious duo for easy care and visual appeal with a Moonshine snake plant and an aloe plant.
  • Zebra Haworthia (Haworthia fasciata): Zebra Haworthia is a close relative that complements aloe’s spiky charm.
  • Echeveria Devotion (Echeveria pulvinata): Create a succulent paradise by pairing your aloe with Echeveria Devotion - a beautiful succulent with rosette-like patterns.  

Alternative Plants

Explore some pet-friendly alternatives to aloe:

  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Safe for pets and renowned for its air purification properties, the Spider plant is a tremendousa great pet-safe alternative.
  • Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens): A non-toxic palm variety, Areca palm is an elegant choice for aloe lovers.
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata): Bring vibrancy without compromising pet safety with a feathery Boston Fern

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    Hannah D.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great quality! Love the eco

    Great quality! Love the eco pot

  • KS
    Keelan S.
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Meh

    3 of the “leaves” were rotted and had to be removed and it is not potted securely so I had to tie a mini stake to it to keep it from flopping over entirely. But the healthy leaves are big and strong.

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