The Aloe Vera plant (Barbados aloe) is notorious for being one of the most sought after succulents worldwide. Their medicinal properties are added to various beauty and medicinal products. The Aloe's succulent leaves hold rich antioxidant and antibacterial properties. And bonus - they are a very low maintenance plant to have in your collection.
This plant can be mildly toxic to animals and lead to gastrointestinal problems if ingested.
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
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
Use a potting mix specifically for succulents or cacti to facilitate drainage. Like with other succulents, add drainage material to the bottom of your pot. Water every two weeks in the Spring and Summer. You can water less frequently in the Winter. Fertilize your Aloe Vera annually.
Do aloe plants need a lot of sun?
An Aloe Vera will require a minimum of six hours per day of bright, indirect light. If you live in an area where it is often cloudy or misty, position your Aloe Vera in a north or east facing window and consider supplementing their light with artificial grow lights. Wherever you place your Aloe Vera, it is important that they get enough light so that the soil doesn’t become too cool: cold soil soil will cause root rot.
How often should an indoor Aloe Vera plant be watered?
Your Aloe Vera will need to be watered every two weeks during the Summer and every four weeks in the Winter. Aloe can be sensitive to chlorine and other common water treatments so use filtered, bottled, or tap water.