4.8 out of 5 (137 experiences)
Also known as
Barbados Aloe and Burn Aloe
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Aloe is amazing! I got this one several years ago, then almost never watered it. Yeah, its leaves could probably be a bit more full. But at some point in the last few months I got a full-blown pup! T…
Aloe is a great plant to keep around. They are appealing but also great for first aid! They grow big with almost no water, and are pretty resilient. I water mine once a month during winter and maybe …
If you don't know about the aloe I'll tell you but most people already know about this type of plant you can use it for almost anything your hair your skin you bruising your cuts and also in some foo…
I’ve had my aloe vera for a little over a year now and i love it! i’ve used it a few times for sunburns and it works really nice. It does seem to take a while to grow, but overall it’s a really nice …
Aloe Vera is one of those must have houseplants for every home—As long as you have a sunny window seal or lanai for it to soak up the sun. Aside from light, Aloe Vera is one of my least demanding pla…
I killed my aloe, not sure how... it was going great till it wasn’t. I think it happened when we got a horribly cold, lethal to plants blizzard and it shocked her. Trying to propagate what leaves I …
Everyone needs an aloe Vera to feel good about their gardening skills! They grows fast in the right condition but will prevail even if the environment is not the best. I got mine when it was like 4 i…
it’s a really easy plant to take care of and it will last you a long time and you can use it for the actual aloe inside of it for burns and stuff overall it’s a really nice plant especially for a fir…
i 100% neglected my aloe for an entire YEAR and she managed to survive. no water or anything. started giving her proper care after i got out of my slump and she began to bloom and grow like crazy.
This big boi is so convenient to have around for a klutz like me. If a leaf falls off or breaks, put it into your freezer to use on cuts/burns on a later date. Grows quickly for a succulent.
How to care for Aloe vera
Aloe vera 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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Aloe vera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Aloe vera 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 Aloe vera after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.