For thousands of years, people have been growing and using aloe vera for its medicinal properties. The thick short-stemmed plant is easily recognizable. Blue, green sword-shaped succulent leaves protrude outwards giving it an alien appearance. The aloe plant is an exceptionally easy plant to care for.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 12-14” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
The plant is known to contain active ingredients such as vitamins A, C, and E. While the gel in the leaves of an aloe vera can help with minor burns and rashes.
Aloe Vera Care Tips
Binomial Name:Aloe barbadensis ‘Miller’
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright, indirect
Water:Allow soil to completely dry.
Pet Friendly: No
The Aloe Vera Story
Where is it from? It is native to Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Who is the Aloe Vera? A tough beginner plant that has medicinal properties. How cool is that?
Good For You! Such the plant has medicinal properties, it is a great plant to keep around your home.
Is the Aloe Vera the right plant for me?
The Aloe Vera is a fairly easy plant to care for. It does require bright light and can tolerate 4 hours of direct sunlight. This plant is great in the summertime to help heal any burns or cuts.
Pet Friendly: This plant is considered toxic to pets. It is best to keep the plant away from any curious animals.
Location Suggestions: Succulent-type plants do best in dry locations such as living rooms and offices. It tolerates low humidity.
Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate at least 4 hours of direct sunlight.
Allow soil to dry completely in between watering
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, cactus or succulent soil.
Prefers warm temperatures from 70°F - 85°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently remove damaged leaves and wipe with a microfibre cloth.
It does require a fair amount of bright light to keep the upright habit.
General Information About Your Plant
It is native to Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Sword-like, succulent, blue-grey, and have tiny teeth along the edges.
Toxic. Although only mildly toxic, it’s best to keep plants away from children and pets.