4.3 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Aloe saponaria, Soap aloe and Zebra aloe
How to care for Broad-leaved aloe
Broad-leaved aloe 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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Broad-leaved aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Broad-leaved aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Broad-leaved aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant was forgiving after a cold winter with almost no light. Stayed alive after a very new plant parent overwatered it, without giving it time to dry out. I started bottom watering not too long ago and it seems to be doing a lot better, cat and dogs don’t seem too interested in it so I haven’t seen leaf damage as much as the rest, I do recommend this little guy:)
My Broad-Leafed Aloe is the only plant I've been able to keep alive for a prolonged amount of time. About a year-ish I think? I have ADHD and often forget about it and forget to water it for weeks because my brain makes it blend into the rest of the things on my shelf, and it stays strong through it all! i keep him by a north-facing window, on top my snail terrarium, and he seems to enjoy that! :-)
I couldn't find anything to clarify whether or not Broad-Leaf Aloe is non-toxic to animals, but I have a cat who can and does get up to the aloe, and he is often not interested in it past a simple sniff. I don't feel comfortable putting pet friendly as a tag because I'm not entirely sure if it truly is, but it hasn't bothered my cat in any way, nor has my cat bothered it!