Not just one of the most famous houseplants on earth, but also one of the healthiest. Used extensively across thousands of industries as well as by countless individuals every day. There is nothing better than a fresh raw Aloe Vera leaf rubbed on a burn from a hot stove!
Can also be used on a huge variety of minor skin conditions including eczema, irritation, itches and inflammation. Can be processed into delicious food and drinks, harnessed for medicine, or simply left to purify the air and look beautiful.
If we were to recommend one house plant for a beginner who wants to get the most out of one plant, this is definitely the one to start with!
Temperature Keeping warm at a minimum of 16°C / 60°F above 70° in summer will promote faster growth.
WateringLeave it alone! If its damp at all do not water it. Water far less over the winter and do not worry about misting.
Feeding Feed at about a quarter of the usual dilution once a month over the growing season.
Tips Cut slices from the bottom leaves to use yourself, there is more of the active chemicals in these. Slice across the leaves and rub onto skin, when the juice stops flowing score the edge of the slice.
Light Level A bright position, it will take direct sun although full sun all day in the summer will scorch the leaves.