Generally, aloe vera is recognized for its gel and medicinal values. The perfect split leaves and the gel coming out of it is seen. Aloe vera gel is used by various companies for skin products and different cosmetic products.
This post is all about aloe vera plant care and tips. The correct temperature, soil, fertilizer, and quantity of water required for aloe vera plant is explained here.
Do you know aloe vera is not only a medicinal plant that is used for its medicinal or cosmetic products but it is also an air purifier plant? Aloe vera removes formaldehyde which is a pollutant found inside of our house because of the use of greece and lubricant. If you want to grow an aloevera in your house you must care for this precious plant by following the basic tips that are given here.
How to take care of aloe vera plants at home garden
Before practicing on the aloe vera plant you must know that aloe vera is a succulent plant and it has the same requirements as a succulent.
- Aloe vera is a tropical plant and this plant likes direct sunlight.
- The ideal temperature for them is 25-degree celsius to 40 degrees celsius.
- These plants cannot tolerate frost.
- Aloe vera needs well-draining soil with lots of air pockets so that its roots can breathe easily.
- Basically, it is a desert plant a plant that grows in arid areas so it does not like standing water.
- It is best to grow these plants in the succulent soil mix.
- Perlite and sand are great supplements to improve the drainage system of the soil and you can prepare this soil mix on your own.
- While talking about aloe fertilizer needs you can add compost once a year that’s it this plant needs. You can give fertilizer to aloe plants once every spring.
When and how to water aloe vera plant
- Aloe vera watering is a bit tricky; Before watering aloe vera you must know that it is a drought-resistant plant but still this plant required a regular dose of water.
- You can water the plant once a week or once every 10 days.
- Before planning watering be careful because both under-watering and over-watering can kill your plant. Over or under-watering can cause stress in the plant.
- If the tips of the leaves of the plant are browning it simply means that your plants are underwatered. If plants are shivering that also means you are underwatering the plant.
- If the plant looks yellowish and reddish and the plant looks soggy that means you are overwatering your aloe plant.
- You have to closely inspect the leaves of your aloe plant and what kind of watering situation they need. Whether you are underwatering them or overwatering them can be identified by observing the leaves carefully.
- Actually, there’s no fixed rule on watering aloe plants that you should water them and 10 days or 7 days. Actually, watering depends on climate conditions like how much sun temperature is there. The region plays an important role in this.
- If the leaves of aloe vera started changing their colour then there must be something wrong with them.
- The best way to water aloe vera plants is to let the soil dry between watering.
- If your Aloe plant has overgrown from the pot and roots are coming out then you can use the plant as a cutting for the next plant.
- Whenever you are propagating the plant you can take the plant pups out and make sure these pups have a bunch of roots. These pups can be used for making more baby plants by repotting them.
- Now plug the pup inside the pot having soil, whatever soil you are using make sure it has a good drainage system and water should not stand there.
- However, aloe vera is a suitable hardy plant to grow in Indian conditions but people end up killing their plants by overwatering.
- Insects like mealybug may also appear near the plants to harm them in such cases you can use a neem spray and simply spray it on the plant.
Importance of aloe vera plant
We are strongly recommending aloe vera plants for beginners because aloe vera is a very easy-to-grow plant. There are about 300 species of aloe vera, and most of the species have similar requirements you can grow any of them. Unlike father succulents, Aloe succulent grows very fast and get mature within 3-4 years.
While using them for your skin or for consumption purposes remember all of them are not safe to use. Some of the aloe vera species are also toxic so before applying them to your skin you should know about the variety of alovera. Aloe vera barbadensis is the safest aloe vera to consume and to use for skin.
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