Introduction of Aloe Vera Plant- Night Blooming Jasmine:Aloe vera is a succulent plant and uses in many types of medicinal. It is an evergreen perennial that grows wild in hot, and dry climates of tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is widely cultivated with the intent of commercial and medical uses, along with people growing it in containers as an ornamental plant. Aloe is best for skin health, it fights Acne, maintains the blood sugar level in control, and boosts the digestive system as well. The plant belongs to the flowering plants family Asphodelaceae and the botanical name of the plant is Aloe barbadensis miller.
Specifications:Size: It can grow up to 12 to 36 inches tall and leaves can grow to about 8-10 inches in length Plant Type: Perennial Growing Difficulty Level: It is not hard to grow, The success key is Proper Care. Names i.e Commonly Known as: Aloe vera, Acemannan, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe africana, Aloe capensis, Aloe saponaria, Aloe Perfoliata. Time to Bloom: It blooms once a year which is between March to May. Plant Family: Asphodelaceae Bearing: Red, orange, yellow, and white flowers (colors of flowers vary on the type of aloe vera and these flowers bloom when plants become older) Scientific Name: Aloe barbadensis miller Maturity: The plant takes approximately 3 to 4 years to reach full maturity.
Best Way to Care Aloe Vera:Best practices of taking care of the Aloe Vera:
Ideal Climate and Temperature:
- It thrives best in warmer climates with temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13 to 27°C).
- Most Aloe Vera types can tolerate light or part shade, but direct sunlight with at least 6 to 8 hours is ideal for growth.
- It requires deeply, but infrequently watering to thrive. 1 to 2 inches of watering every 2 to 3 weeks is enough to produce the best result.
- Sandy soil with a neutral pH and well-draining potting mix is ideal for most types of aloe vera.
- 10-40-10 liquid fertilizer is best for succulent plants.
Things to do and don’t after planting:Do’s:
- Use fertilizer once a year in the spring
- Keep your container in full sunlight (If it’s growing indoor)
- Don’t water regularly
- Do not use gardening soil
Frequently Asked Questions About Aloe-Vera:
Q: Can aloe vera be an indoor plant?It is the best plant in order to plant in the garden or in containers (indoor). However, some gardeners move it outdoors for summer to acquire a good amount of sunlight.
Q: How fast does aloe vera grow?Commonly, it takes about 3 to 4 years to become fully mature, while applying fertilizer and providing optimal care can enhance its growth.
Q: Where should I place my aloe plant?Near a sunny window is ideal to place aloe vera. Besides that, the plant requires at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day to produce the best result.
Q: What does an aloe plant do for your home?Aloe plant can improve your home air quality, it is one of the best plants for air purification, according to Nasa along with that it is one of the precious plants that emits oxygen at night time.
Q: How often should I water an aloe plant?Do watering every 2 to 3 weeks and soil should be dry at least 1 to 2 inches deep between waterings.
Q: Should I cut the brown tips off my aloe plant?You should Trim off any leaf tips that have turned pinkish-brown. By trimming dying parts help the aloe plant stays healthy and green
Q: Why is my aloe plant spreading out?Keeping at cold temperature, receiving insufficient sunlight, and using small pots are the common reasons that force aloe plants to spread out.
Q: How do you keep an aloe plant alive?Make sure to focus on watering frequency, aloe vera is a succulent plant, they store water in their leaves so do not water regularly and water every 2 to 3 weeks is enough to make your plant healthy.
Q: Does the aloe plant grow back after you cut it?The plant grows baby leaves continuously and they take place of cut leaves when they grow up.