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Everything you need to know  about the Aloe plant

Aloe vera

Common Name: Aloe, Aloe Vera, Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Medicine Plant,

Latin Name: Aloe vera

Family: Asphodelaceae

Plant Time: Perennial

Mature Size: 0 - 2 ft. tall, 6 in. - 1ft wide

Sun Preference: Full sun (6 or more hours/day

Soil Preference: Sand, Loam

Bloom Time: Winter, Spring

Flower Color: Orange, Red, Gold

Native Area: Mediterranean, Tropical

Toxicity: low toxicity if eaten

Growth Rate: Medium

Wildlife Value: -

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About the Aloe Vera plant

The gorgeous Aloe plant with its green fleshy leaves with jagged edges brings some character to any room. Aloes are incredibly easy to care for and, in most cases, like being left alone.

While they don’t require much care, they can be fragile when not kept in desired conditions.

How to save an Aloe plant?

Root rot is the most common issue when it comes to aloe veras. Dying roots cannot absorb nutrients from the soil, causing the plant to eventually die. But if treated before it spreads too much, you can revive your plant! Find out how you can save your Aloe plant!

Common pests

  • Aphids
  • Red Scale
  • Whitefly
  • Snout Weevils
  • White Scale

How to care for an Aloe plant?

Aloe vera plants are pretty low maintenance. As aloes are in the succulents family, they store water in their leaves. That means you should not get carried away with watering your new plant – watering after every 2-3 weeks is enough. Always check the soil before watering, and only do it if the top part of the soil has dried out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to save an aloe vera plant without roots?

A common cause for an aloe plant to lose its roots is overwatering. But there is still a way to save the plant – use the cuttings or offshoots to propagate the plant and grow a new healthy one.

Do Aloe vera plants need a lot of sun?

Even though Aloe vera thrives in high to medium light, you need to make sure that direct sunlight does not burn it.

How often should I water my Aloe plant?

Aloe plants store water in their leaves, which means you should not get carried away with watering. Every 2-3 weeks is fine, but always check the soil before watering.

How to save an aloe plant from dying after transplanting?

If your aloe vera plant starts dying after transplanting it, it may be due to too much water or a lack of drainage. To bring it back to life, gently transplant it into fresh soil again and avoid watering for a week.