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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 Seattle, Washington.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 21st, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
October 20th, 2021
Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 45% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
October 21st, 2021
This month, Seattle is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 20.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of day…
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 🚫.
Seattle, Washington currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.
October 17th, 2021
The growing potential in Seattle is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…