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Aloe Vera - Care Tips For Your Plant Friend

Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera is a great, low maintenance plant that is easy to grow and maintain.  Your Aloe Vera requires little additional care except removing old leaves as they fade. 

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COMMON NAMES

  • Aloe Vera

Quick Aloe Vera Stats

  • Aloe Vera grows best in bright, sunny light.
  • Thoroughly drench your aloe vera until the water drains into the saucer and empty the saucer after.
  • Aloe Vera is toxic to pets.

Light Requirements

Your Aloe Vera will grow best with consistent, bright sunny light. Many people put their Aloe Vera in a window. This plant can tolerate less sunny areas and can live in artificial light.

Water Requirements

Water when the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so not to drown the roots. The worst thing you can do to your Aloe Vera is to overwater it.

Humidity Preference

Aloe Vera will appreciate you misting its leaves to help to keep the pests (damaging insects) from making themselves at home on the leaves. Aloe Vera can tolerate low humidity levels well.

Optimum Temperature

The Aloe Vera enjoys average room temperatures of 50-85 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 50 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts.

Plant Food

For best results, feed your plant every month during the spring and summer with diluted liquid fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Additional Care

Aloe Vera requires little additional care and typically does not require pruning except to remove old leaves as they fade.

Toxicity

Aloe is not pet-friendly. In small quantities, it can cause stomach problems including nausea. In large quantities, it can be toxic.

The Aloe Vera was featured in the November Beaver Moon 2019 Lunarly Box.

Aloe Vera Plant Care

If you have further questions or if the plant just isn’t thriving, contact us at Hello@Lunarly.com