Plant Care Short-leaved Aloe
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Short-leaved Aloe

4.6 out of 5 (22 experiences)

Short-leaved Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Short-leaved Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Aloe brevifolia
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Short-leaved Aloe

Water

How often to water your Short-leaved Aloe

Water needs for Short-leaved Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Short-leaved 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 Short-leaved Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Short-leaved Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Short-leaved Aloe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Short-leaved Aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Short-leaved Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Short-leaved Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Short-leaved 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 Short-leaved Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Short-leaved Aloe

Short-leaved Aloe

Short-leaved 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

Short-leaved Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Short-leaved Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Short-leaved Aloe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Short-leaved Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Short-leaved Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Short-leaved Aloe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Short-leaved Aloe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Short-leaved Aloe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 791 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

My first plant as a plant mum! And she’s still surviving and thriving… I’ve go on holidays and she’s killed it!

Survivor Survivor
Annaeggs avatar
@Annaeggs
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 31 XP
07/12/2021

I got mine as cuttings off of a friend’s plant. It was tiny and had no root. After a couple weeks with the base in a jar of water, roots has formed and I was able to pot them! Very easy to maintain as I am not good with plants (yet!). Also love that I will eventually be able to use the natural aloe for many purposes!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Skye avatar
@Skye
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 36 XP
06/23/2021

It’s really easy to grow, you can leave it for months with very little water and she keeps growing.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Bferreirastark avatar
@Bferreirastark
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 758 XP
05/27/2021

Its picky on what its planted in, iv had luck using a 25/25/50 peat moss, tropical soil and coconut shavings. Also my easiest plant

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Plantkiller avatar
@Plantkiller
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 726 XP
globe Prior Lake, Minnesota
03/25/2021

Difficult to care for as very easy to over water

Pet friendly Pet friendly

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