Aloe Vera in Medium Verge Cube
[ Height: 11" - 12" | Pot Size: 5" ]
An Aloe Vera is planted in a cream-glazed ceramic pot. Aloes are characterized by rosettes of large, fleshy leaves that store water for long periods. The gel inside the plant's leaves can be used to treat burns or skin wounds. Place in bright indirect light or a space that receives a few hours of morning sun. Check the soil for dampness once a week. If dry, add about a half cup of water, keeping in mind that any excess will build up in the bottom and should be avoided. Water should be applied to soil, not to the plant itself.
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- Geographic Origin: Tropical Africa
- Features: Low Maintenance; Medicinal Uses; Culinary Uses
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Great For: Bright light, Low Maintenance
Plant Care Guide
As with most succulents, Aloes grow best in full sun or partial shade. In hot summers, more shade may be necessary.
Aloes are very drought-tolerant and require the soil to mostly dry out between waterings. However, if plants go too long without water their leaves will shrivel and pucker.
Level of Care
Easy! Just place in bright sunlight and don't overwater.
Aloes remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed once a year in the spring with a mild cactus fertilizer.
Aloes tend to grow best in temperatures between 55 and 80°F. Grown outdoors, Aloes are hardy in USDA zones 10-11.
Use a cactus/palm potting mix. Repot in a wider pot instead of a deeper one, as Aloes have shallow root systems that spread along the soil surface.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune sections of leaves as needed and the exposed ends will heal in time. To propagate, remove "pups" from parent plant and repot.
Sorry! While some aloe varieties have medicinal and culinary uses for humans, they are mildly toxic if consumed by pets.