Known for the gel inside their leaves as a popular skin ointment, Aloe vera is a beautiful succulent to add to your collection.
Care for these beauties are simple, but will require attention to their needs. There are over 300 types of Aloe, with various shapes and colours. You can use your Aloe vera gel from the leaves on sunburns!
Here are tips to care for your Aloe
Bright indirect light. The skin is sensitive to direct, intense sunlight and can easily burn.
Prefers regular watering, although Aloe is drought tolerant. For best results, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. During the winter, Aloe will go dormant and will not need any water until the growing season.
Keep in well-draining soil, either a cactus potting mix or add perlite to a standard potting mix. Ensure there are drainage holes in the bottom of the pot.
Temperature and Humidity
Avoid cold temperatures. They will do well in the temperature and humidity that is comfortable for you.