Aloe 'Key Lime'
Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
About Aloe 'Key Lime'
Many people are familiar with Aloe vera, but this genus of plants contains tons of other beautiful succulent plants that come in all sorts of colors! Their succulent leaves evolved to store water in dry climates, which makes them a perfect fit if you're a busy plant parent. With great care (and a lot of sunlight) you may even see your Aloe bloom! Their flowers grow out of a large spike and can be shades of red, orange, and yellow. 🔥
Aloe 'Key Lime'
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How to care for Aloe 'Key Lime'
How often to water your Aloe 'Key Lime'
Aloe 'Key Lime' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Aloe 'Key Lime' in your home
Aloe 'Key Lime' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Aloe 'Key Lime' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aloe 'Key Lime' in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Aloe 'Key Lime'
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aloe 'Key Lime' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Aloe 'Key Lime' thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Aloe 'Key Lime' requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Aloe 'Key Lime' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Aloe 'Key Lime' is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!
Aloe 'Key Lime' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Aloe 'Key Lime' to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Aloe 'Key Lime' is native to Southern Africa to India.
Aloe 'Key Lime' produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Care Summary for Aloe 'Key Lime'
Aloe 'Key Lime'
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
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