The most famous of the Aloe family, the Aloe Vera is a super easy plant to care for, it tolerates being forgotten about for long periods of time so if you're irregular with your watering habits, this is the one for you. It's also perfect for sun worshippers who tend to overdo it - just snap one of the stems and rub the sap straight onto skin for instant relief. Keep it in a bright spot and only water once the soil has dried thoroughly.
It has pale green, thorny leaves on a stout trunk. Inside the stems is a gel that has been used to treat a plethora of ills. If you are a creative cook, there has been some experimenting with the gel and why not become creative?
Easy care house plant for your home
The perfect plant for sunny places
Fast grower in pretty much any condition
Classic house plant for every collection
Great support if you accidently burned your skin, simply use the gel inside the fronts
Get your Aloe Vera for your sunny window!
Aloe Vera Care Guide
Six to eight hours of direct sun works for the Aloe Vera
Water when my soil is dry to 2" below the surface. Make sure it is not sitting in water
Will grow well in normal room temperatures
Does not need much in the way of food. Fertilise once a year in Spring, ideally with a formula rich in phosphorus
Not much grooming needed
Clean regularly to allow Aloe to grow strong
Aloe Vera General Information
Originate in South Africa
To encourage flowering, it is best to give it a short winter rest at a temperature of no more that 10 °C
It has been known to grow as tall as three feet, but no worries not likely to get much higher than two
Whilst known for being an all-cure natural remedy. Best kept away from children and pets