Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. The plant is stemless or very short-stemmed with thick, greenish, fleshy leaves that fan out from the plant’s central stem. The margin of the leaf is serrated with small teeth. Aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically.
- Place in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light. It likes good bright sunlight – full sun to partial shade. A western or southern window is ideal. Aloe that is kept in low light often grows leggy. Plant tolerates hot temperatures, especially during the summer. For it to continue to thrive each year, let it experience cooler temperatures during winter.
- Water aloe vera thoroughly, but infrequently. To discourage rot, allow the soil to dry at least 2-3 cm deep between waterings. Don’t let your plant sit in water. Water about every 3 weeks and even more sparingly during winter. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Aloe vera plants are succulents, so use a well-draining potting mix suitable for cacti and succulents. Do not use soil. A good mix should contain perlite, lava rock, coarse sand or all three. Aloe vera plants are hardy, but a lack of proper drainage can cause rot and wilting, which is easily the most common cause of death for this plant.
- Fertilizer is recommended throughout the growing season.
- Toxic to pets.
Height of the plant - 40 cm. Diameter of the pot - 14 cm. Sustee size M.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot.