The Aloe Vera plant is a succulent. Botanical name: Aloe barbadensis. It does not like cold temperatures. Click on photo to the left for a LARGER image.
There are about 300 or so species of aloe vera. If you live in a climate that never gets below 32° degrees Fahrenheit your aloe vera should do fine outdoors.
However, if you live in colder type climate you can still use them as a house plant. During winter you should only water about once or twice at the most per month.
It’s best to soak thoroughly then let it dry out before watering again. It does not like fertilizers with the exception of light cactus juice once or twice per year will do.
It’s known to make the healing process faster. The inside of the plant is a gel-like substance that helps with minor cuts, burns, rashes and stings from bugs or other plants.
Aloe Vera Plant Care
During the summer months, you should let this plant dry out before watering again. When you do water be sure you soak it good. It also produces a lot of shoots or babies from the bottom side. You can remove it and plant it in cactus soil for another Aloe Vera.
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