Plant Care Lily of the Desert

Lily of the Desert

Also known as

Medicinal Aloe, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, Medicine plant, True Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant, Bitter Aloe, Wand of Heaven and Miracle Plant

Taxonomy

Aloe perfoliata
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Lily of the Desert

Water

How often to water your Lily of the Desert

Water needs for Lily of the Desert
0.5 cups
every 12

Lily of the Desert 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 Lily of the Desert

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Lily of the Desert in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lily of the Desert: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lily of the Desert love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lily of the Desert does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lily of the Desert in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lily of the Desert

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lily of the Desert: 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 Lily of the Desert after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Lily of the Desert

Lily of the Desert

Lily of the Desert


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.

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