A nature nurture must-have. Great for beginners. They are low maintenance, fast-growers and look great in any pot. They purify the air AND can heal. It's no wonder these are a houseplant staple for so many. Aloe Vera have beautifully plump, perky leaves and can will tolerate your sunniest window.
how this nature nurtures you
Aloe vera is one of the most commonly known plants for its healing properties. The leaves have a clear gel that have vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and other good stuff to help heal wounds and burns.
It's also a great air purifier too. Removes impurities such as formaldehyde from the air in your home or office.
how to nurture your nature
ORIGINNative to North Africa
WATERAloe Vera is from the desert so doesn't need a lot of water. It does not like to sit in water either, so make sure the soil is a Cactus and Succulent blend and the pot has good drainage.
LIGHTCan tolerate a sunny window but direct sun could scorch the leaves.
TEMPERATUREAloe Vera can tolerate any temperature above 10 degrees Celcius. Consider putting this one outside from late-spring to early-autumn.
HUMIDITYLow. No special requirements.
TOXICITYAloe Vera can be moderately toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
FERTILIZERFeed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer. Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.
Your Aloe may send off baby aloe-pups. If this happens, yay! Congratulations. You can make a new plant baby for yourself or a friend.
Here's a great informative video on how to do that: