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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

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 Botanical Name:

  • Aloe barbadensis Mill.

Common Names:

  • Aloe Vera
  • True Aloe
  • Medicinal Aloe

Description: Aloe barbadensis Mill., commonly known as Aloe Vera, is a popular succulent renowned for its healing properties and attractive rosette of thick, fleshy leaves. The leaves are pale green, often with lighter spots, and have serrated edges. Inside, they contain a clear gel that is widely used for its soothing and moisturizing benefits. Native to the Arabian Peninsula, Aloe Vera thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It is a versatile plant, suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation, and can grow up to 24-36 inches tall and wide.

Care Instructions:

Light:

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. In hot climates, it’s best to provide some afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorch.

Water:

  • Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water deeply but infrequently, ensuring that the soil is well-drained to prevent root rot. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

Humidity:

  • Thrives in average household humidity and can tolerate dry indoor air. It does not require high humidity levels.

Temperature:

  • Prefers temperatures between 55°F and 80°F (13°C - 27°C). Protect from frost and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Soil:

  • Use a well-draining, sandy or cactus potting mix. Adding perlite or sand to regular potting soil can improve drainage.

Fertilizer:

  • Feed with a diluted, balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can harm the plant.

Pruning:

  • Remove any dead or damaged leaves to maintain appearance and encourage new growth. You can also harvest the outer leaves for their gel, but always leave plenty of leaves to sustain the plant.

Styling Tips:

  • Kitchen Herb Garden: Place Aloe Vera in a sunny kitchen window. Its medicinal properties make it a handy plant to have nearby for treating minor burns or skin irritations.
  • Indoor Decor: Use Aloe Vera as a focal point in bright rooms. Its clean, architectural lines fit well with modern and minimalist decor.
  • Outdoor Container Gardens: Plant Aloe Vera in outdoor containers with other succulents or drought-tolerant plants. Its striking foliage adds visual interest to patios and balconies.
  • Bathroom Plant: Aloe Vera can thrive in the bright, indirect light of a bathroom. Its ability to purify the air and its soothing gel make it a practical addition to this space.
  • Terrariums: Incorporate Aloe Vera into open terrariums with other small, low-maintenance plants. The variety of textures and colors can enhance the overall aesthetic.

Aloe barbadensis Mill., with its healing properties and attractive foliage, is a versatile addition to any plant collection. Its ease of care and practical benefits make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior decorators looking to add both beauty and utility to their spaces.

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