Aloe Barbadensis Vera - Plant
Aloe Vera is not a difficult plant to care for. It does grow faster outdoors during warmer months, but it doesn’t mind a pot and does just fine in the house.
Common name: Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Indica, Aloe Barbados, Aloe Vera
Height: Up to 1 metre
Difficulty level: Very Easy
Planting & Care
Some basic things to watch out for: it’s true that Aloe’s like sun, but they can turn brown in harsh light. Indirect is best. Also, they can freeze during the winter and should be protected from frost. Move your Aloes indoors during cold months if you can.
Soil: It needs sandy and well-draining soil in a way that water will drain out quickly.
Water: Watering should be economical and only when plant seems thirsty.
Temprature: Aloe Vera grows best when the temperature ranges between 70 F – 95 F (20 – 35 C), below or above this it grows much slower.
Fertilizer: No special fertilizer required, you can apply any organic fertilizer once in 2 months.
- Aloe vera is good for irritated or inflamed skin.
- Aloe vera helps repair your skin from the most tender of wounds.
- Aloe vera helps speed the process of healing to burns and other wounds.
- Aloe vera is hydrating, rejuvenating and toning for your skin.
- Aloe vera moisturizes and softens your skin.