Plant Care Barbados Aloe

Barbados Aloe

4.7 out of 5 (1359 experiences)

Barbados Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Barbados Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Barbados Aloe

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! 😎

Taxonomy

Aloe vera
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera, Burn Aloe, Coral Fire, True Aloe and Aloe vera 'hedgehog'

How to care for Barbados Aloe

Water

How often to water your Barbados Aloe

Water needs for Barbados Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Barbados Aloe needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Barbados Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Aloe Vera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Barbados Aloe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Barbados Aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Barbados Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Barbados Aloe in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Barbados Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Barbados Aloe: repot after 2X growth

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 Barbados Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Barbados Aloe is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Barbados Aloe

Barbados Aloe

Barbados Aloe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Barbados Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 954
Barbados Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 582
Barbados Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 317
Barbados Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 211
Barbados Aloe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 129
Barbados Aloe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 65
Barbados Aloe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 26
Jubjub0000 avatar
@Jubjub0000
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 106 XP
05/23/2022

This is a very reliable plant and a great starter plant. Through a lot of neglect it has stayed true and still grown. It started out as a small succulent and is a perfect plant to start off with!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Mentorskypilot avatar
@Mentorskypilot
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 580 XP
globe Madison, AL
04/07/2022

Easy to grow, does not require a lot of care, has medicinal qualities!!

Mentorskypilot avatar
@Mentorskypilot
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 580 XP
globe Madison, AL
04/07/2022

Easy to grow, does not require a lot of care, has medicinal qualities!!

Therapyhobby avatar
@Therapyhobby
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 287 XP
04/05/2022

This plant was a gift from my sisters teacher as a baby aloe. My mom is not good with plants and he was dying so I swooped in and took care of him. He's grown so much and has given me many baby's even though he is a bit neglected, I have since paid more attention and he is doing great!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 632 XP
04/02/2022

It is fragile, needs perfect draining, bent leaves should be taken off, useful; don’t go ripping off leaves just to use them, aloe can also not sit out in a cup for long without liquidating

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Evlikesplants avatar
@Evlikesplants
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 2,266 XP
globe Broomfield, CO
03/26/2022

I love this plant, just remember to water it every now and then, put it in a bright window, and it will thrive. Also, for reference, I have had my Aloe Vera for five years now, him being my first and oldest plant ever.

Survivor Survivor
Crazyplantlady7 avatar
@Crazyplantlady7
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 669 XP
03/21/2022

Aloe Vera leaves are very useful.

Survivor Survivor
Spiffyham avatar
@Spiffyham
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,054 XP
globe Detroit, MI
03/09/2022

It grows so fast!! After a few months of having it, I had to repot ❤️ such a great plant to have. Mine just had a baby, i named her Jackie 🥳

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Loveseasyplants avatar
@Loveseasyplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 87 XP
03/08/2022

Aloe plants, like single moms, thrive on neglect. They look cool, are hard to kill if you leave them alone, AND they are immediately ready to apply to burns or facial treatments. They’re awesomesauce!!!

Survivor Survivor
Rileyd.789 avatar
@Rileyd.789
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 278 XP
03/06/2022

Easy to take care of, even I can keep it alive and I have a bad track record with plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Elethhst avatar
@Elethhst
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 116 XP
02/26/2022

Grows fast, don’t owerwater, keep away from pets.

Fast grower Fast grower
Yvette avatar
@Yvette
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 2,923 XP
globe Crowborough, England
02/24/2022

Easy plant to care for like most succulents only water when soil is dry.

Survivor Survivor
Rachelyork avatar
@Rachelyork
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 282 XP
globe Concord, AR
02/21/2022

Don’t overwater this poor baby! Once a week is usually sufficient! I love that in larger plants, it propagates on its own and is simple to remove the new plants into another container! I occasionally feed mine leftover plain coffee watered down, and it seems to help it grow larger. I have an enormous outdoor planter with an aloe that’s so large that it’s falling over. I’ve cut it back and reported at least three times in the past four or five years!!

Nightphoenix avatar
@Nightphoenix
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 87 XP
globe Knoxville, TN
02/19/2022

Numerous medicinal and cosmetic uses for the goo inside. Super easy to keep alive.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mandysr avatar
@Mandysr
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 305 XP
globe Allendale Charter Township, MI
02/04/2022

Not safe for pets!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Rania avatar
@Rania
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 28 XP
02/03/2022

Cold weather and snow light free

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sarahsalith avatar
@Sarahsalith
leaf-1 456 Plants
xp 202,669 XP
globe Memphis, TN
02/02/2022

* This plant sits in a west-facing window sill in a small terracotta pot. I water it about every 15 days or so.*

This plant is not one of my favorites. It's just an aloe. I can't remember how I acquired it, but it's been hanging out in my window sill for years now. One daughter says they are good to eat (yuck). One daughter says they are good for her skin (okay). I keep my plant out of reach of my daughters.

Word to the wise: DO. NOT. OVERWATER. EVER.

Aloealoe avatar
@Aloealoe
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
01/13/2022

This really is a survivor plant. I didn’t water him for a couple months and he only got a little brown, and surprisingly kept growing. And after I started watering him regularly again, he recovered within a week or so.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Michelle rose avatar
@Michelle rose
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 964 XP
01/12/2022

My Angel, my Aloe Vera plant is growing like a weed. Lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Wow_jinx avatar
@Wow_jinx
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
01/12/2022

not a plant for impatient plant parents, but is great for beginners.

Survivor Survivor

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