Aloe Vera plant (Aloe Vera medicine plant)
The Aloe Vera plant is a succulent plant capable of withstanding drought and the abilities to withstand the outdoor and indoor environment. It is perfect for very sunny skin. It is referred to as medicinal plant because of the abilities of the plant sap to soothe minor skin irritations as well as burns. The leaf of an Aloe Vera plant is long, narrow and thick with spikes on the edges. Be careful when handling or dealing with this plant.
The Aloe Vera can be used as a table or floor plant. If eaten, the plant is considered as highly poisonous. The plant should, therefore, be kept away from pets and children.
· Aloe Vera plant demands bright light that is filtered
· Ensure you maintain low moisture and water it only after the soil has thoroughly dried with enough water which can last 2-3 weeks. It can survive with under-watering, but too much water can kill aloe Vera.
· Use a 10/40/10 plant food that is half diluted of the recommended strength as fertilizer on a monthly basis.
· Warm temperatures of between 65-85 degrees favor the growth of an aloe plant.
· Given their fact of being desert plants, aloe plants need little humidity.
· Unless over-watered or the plant experiences root rot situations, diseases are rare among aloe plants.
· They are not picky when it comes to soil, but preference is given to quick draining well-aerated soil with traces of sand. A commercial cactus potting soil can also work as an option.
· For easy dripping of water and drying of soil that prevents root rot, ensure you use a plant-pot that is a small pot with dripping holes
· Pruning is rarely done on Aloe Vera plants.
· When it comes to propagation, offsets or suckers are the best option.
· Although the sap is recommended for medicinal purposes, other parts of the plant are poisonous. It contains level 1 toxicity level.
Why are the plants of my Aloe Vera plant soft and mushy?
This occurs as a result of watering with too much water. It is recommended to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out to avoid the rotting of the root or losing the whole plant.
What can I do now that my top-heavy aloe Vera plant seems like it will fall? Is it possible to stake it?
The Aloe Vera plant should be planted in a deeper pot instead of choosing a wider one. Deeper pots give room for rooting and prevents the plant from falling
How do I successfully propagate my Aloe Vera?
Suckers or offsets are small plants that grow around the main plant. Carefully separate the offsets from the main plant and plant them in a separate small pot containing loose soil. Water them well and have the container placed in a warm, dry and sunny location. The rooting of the plant will occur naturally easily.
I always give my aloe Vera plat enough water and follow all the watering rules that ensure I don't over-water or under-water. But now the long thick leaves of the Aloe Vera are getting almost transparent on one side. What could be the problem?
This could be as a result of low temperatures in the area where the Aloe Vera has been placed. The plant is sensitive to cold weather. You should keep it away from air conditioning and cold windows.
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Aloe Vera plant
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