Best known for its medicinal properties, Aloe Vera is one of the most popular houseplants in the world. It’s also a great plant for beginners!
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- The Aloe Vera plant has thick, succulent leaves that are filled with a clear gel.
- Healing properties.
- Extremely easy to care for.
- Growing pot size: 10cm.
- Including the growing pot, Aloe Vera can grow up to 25cm tall as an indoor plant.
Soothing and Repairing
The Aloe Vera plant is famous for its healing abilities and is reported to have been used as early as the 16th century BC. It is most commonly used as a topical treatment for skin conditions such as burns, sunburn, dry skin, and rashes.
Aloe Vera - Air Purifying
Another great thing about Aloe Vera is that it can filter harmful pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. It also emits oxygen at night, making for improved air quality!
Plant Care Tips: Aloe Vera
- Enjoys bright indirect light. Avoid full sun.
- Keep away from humid environments. Aloe Vera plants prefer dry conditions.
- Prefers temperatures of 13-27°C, but can tolerate temperatures as low as 10°C.
- Water once every 2-3 weeks. Allow the top 5cm of soil to dry out before watering.
- Aloe Vera generally does not need fertilising. However, you can feed it with phosphorus-based fertiliser once a year during spring if desired.
Pets: Keep away from pets.
Aloe Vera - Common Issues and Questions
The leaves of my Aloe Vera are curling. What am I doing wrong?
Thin, curling leaves may be a sign of underwatering. Be sure to water your Aloe once every 2-3 weeks or when the top 5cm of soil is dry.
Common pests: Most susceptible to mealybugs and scale.
*Decorative pots sold separately.