Indoor Aloe Vera care is effortless.
It should be easy, provided you don’t disturb your succulents! This is something I learned the hard way!
Aloe Barbadensis is a perennial succulent evergreen native to the Arabian Peninsula. It is also considered an invasive species in many parts of the world.
It can live up to 12 years indoors if well taken care of.
It is scarce for indoor Aloe Vera plants to produce flower stock.
There are over 300 species of Aloe Vera. The most popular one, the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, is widely available around the globe. It is used as an ornamental and topical plant to treat certain skin conditions.
This plant is used to support many countries’ cosmetic industries.
While this blog is focused on Aloe Vera indoor plant care, it is essential to mention that this plant can also be grown outside in tropical zones and Zones 10-12. The Aloe Vera is like most succulents and does not like cold drafts or temperatures below 55F/13C.
Aloe Vera is not only easy to maintain but also resistant to many insect pests. It is one of the most useful Pest Resistant plants.
Despite its many medicinal benefits, it is difficult to believe that this succulent is toxic to humans and pets.
Let’s get to the Aloe Vera indoor plant care without further delay!
ALOE VERA PLANT CAR INSIDE – LIGHT
This beautiful plant thrives in bright indirect light.
The stems can be damaged by direct sunlight. It is acceptable to have a few hours of daylight in the morning.
However, if the plant is kept in the dark places without sufficient light, it can eventually become damaged.
The Aloe Vera is most at home in South-facing windows that receive some morning sun or Western-facing windows. However, it can be used anywhere the sun is blocked by a sheer curtain.
My South-facing window is where I keep mine.
ALOE VERA PLANT CARE INSIDE – HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE
Aloe Vera a fantastic Indoor Plant for Dry Homes.
This plant needs 40% humidity. It can be placed indoors in a well-ventilated area, such as a bathroom or kitchen.
This plant cannot tolerate cold temperatures or drafts, as mentioned previously.
It should be kept from complex sources such as windows, doors, and vents.
It should not be exposed to temperatures below 55F/13C.
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ALOE VERA PLANT COVER INDOORS – WATER AND FERTILIZING
Over-watering is the biggest reason for Aloe Veras’ death.
This plant is susceptible to overwatering and poor drainage.
This combination of factors can make this plant extremely sensitive. It’s something I have personally experienced.
My Aloe Vera was in a plastic container with drainage holes inside a ceramic pot. It was placed on a console in a South-facing room with lots of light.
This plant was my obsession, and I kept it hydrated on time until I realized its poor health.
The plant’s fleshy stems had lost their vigor, and it was fumbling to the side.
The roots were visible when we examined them closely.
I removed the damaged roots and changed the soil and the pot. I also needed to adjust the location and watering schedule.
I put my plant in a terracotta container with a mix of cactus and Aloe Vera and set it up by the window for drying. It is too bright in a South-facing room for this succulent, so it needs a window. !
It began to grow and improve within a month.
To thrive, Aloe Vera requires excellent drainage. You need more than drainage holes in your pot. It needs a porous container like terracotta, which allows the soil to breathe and dry completely between waterings.
It requires very little water and must dry between waterings.
My Aloe Vera dies during winter, so I water it once every two to three weeks.
Aloe Veras can grow in highly nutrient-poor soils in nature. They do not require fertilization.
It is a good idea to fertilize it once per year or when you report liquid food.
ALOE VERA PLANT CAR INDOORS – PROPAGING & REPOTTING
Aloe Vera plants have a shallow root system but a large one. This is why they always fail in their pots.
They need more roots in their pots for them to be anchored down properly. Their stems are heavy and very fleshy. ).
Aloe Vera is similar to other succulents in that it doesn’t have large rootballs. Therefore, it should be repotted slowly unless you use a pot with drainage holes and a non-porous container.
If roots are visible in the drainage holes, it is time to increase the size of your Aloe Vera plant.
This plant should be placed in a larger pot than a deeper one. It must be a draining Terracotta pot.
The terracotta porosity, as mentioned in the section on watering, allows the soil to breathe and dry out, which prevents root rot.
Aloe Vera can grow on sandy slopes and poor soil conditions. To increase drainage, you can use a Cactus mixture with perlite. Four parts soil to 1 piece perlite
The Aloe Vera can only be propagated if it produces offsets (pups) in the pot. This happens only after the plant is approximately four years old.
To propagate offsets, you must cut the taproot connecting them to the mother plants. Find the nearest point to tie the balance to the mother plants and dig deep.
Allow the offset to dry in a bright place for about a week before you plant in the soil.
Give the baby plant time to grow and develop roots.