Growing Your Own Plants

How To Look After Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed plant growing to 60 – 100 cm (24 – 39 in) tall, spreading by offsets. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces. (Aloe Vera’s descriptions quoted from Wikipedia)

A plant that is categorized as a succulent plant. It usually has thick leaves to store water and is related to cacti or cactus. This enables Aloe Vera to survive in areas with low level of rainfall activities, rockeries or other low water-use areas.

This plant is relatively resistant to insect pests. Although some might cause a decline in its health, like spider mites, mealy bugs, aphid, or scale insects.

In pots, this plant will grows well in a well-drained, sandy potting soil and with decent amount of sunny conditions. Let the soil to completely dry before re-watering.

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Aloe Vera is vulnerable with these condition

It is intolerant to heavy frost and snow condition. It spreads wild in tropical climates around the world, considered to be native to the south-west Arabian Peninsula. In heavy frost and snowy condition, it is best to put Aloe Vera indoor.

Vulnerable to get burns under too much sun for some period of time. Be aware when the weather appear to have too much heat and sun light over long period of time. Prevent this by limiting the exposure to sunlight and water it on cooling down condition.

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It shrivel when they grow in area/pot that doesn’t drain water. Allow good drainage condition for its environment, water it after the soil is in dry condition.

Aloes are well known as one of the most easy to grow houseplant. Almost like you are having an artificial plant. Many people grow these plants as part of their homes decorations. As all plants do, Aloes also help to clean the air of the house. Other than easy to grow, decorative houseplants, Aloes are also widely recognized to have medicinal benefits. Many products are using Aloe Vera as their ingredients such as skin care and hair products like body lotion or gel, etc.

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