4.7 out of 5 (1322 experiences)
About Aloe vera
Sunburnt folks around the world turn to Aloe to soothe their skin, but did you know humans have been using Aloe for almost 4,000 years? 🤯
Beyond sunburns, Aloe vera gel is known for soothing a variety of ailments such as wounds, skin infections, hair loss, eczema, and more. Aloe was known worldwide for its healing properties and became a skin care staple across ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Babylonia, and China. 🧴
Aloe is a sun-loving plant that evolved in the deserts of the Arabian peninsula. They’ve developed many clever tricks that help protect them from the harsh rays of the sun, many of which help soothe us as well! 😎
Also known as
Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, Coral Fire, Aloe 'coral fire' and True aloe
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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 18th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
January 15th, 2022
Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 18.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m…
January 17th, 2022
This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…
Aloe vera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
Aloe vera does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 16th, 2022
The growing potential in Baltimore is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to rep…
What other plant parents say
I love my aloe veras! Sometimes they are finicky to establish when it’s a pup from another plant but one main plant is very easy to deal with.
Water cycle is consistent and they don’t usually complain much if you’re a little off with timing or water amount.
They get BIG and WIDE so much sure you have the space for that!
A very easy plant to love