Baby Aloe Vera is a small & infant version of Aloe Vera. Usually it will have 3-5 fleshy leaves.
Aloe Vera belonging to family Asphodelaceae, is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe Vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. The plant is stemless or very short-stemmed with thick, greenish, fleshy leaves that fan out from the plant’s central stem. Keep the Aloe Vera plant in a pot near a kitchen window for periodic use but avoid having the sun’s rays hit it directly.
About Aloe Vera plant
- Aloe Vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds.
- The succulent has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes, dating back to ancient Egypt.
- Aloe Vera plants typically grow between 1'-2' (30-61 cm) tall, but can grow up to 3' (91 cm) in the right conditions.
- Aloes can be kept outdoors in full sun during the summer, when temperatures are above 70°F (21°C).
- The plant requires minimal maintenance and survives year long.
- The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%.
How to care for Aloe Vera Plant?
Check below for the plant care tips:
Light and Temperature Tips for Aloe Vera Plant
- The Aloe plant should be placed in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light.
- A western or southern window is ideal.
- Aloe that are kept in low light often grow leggy.
- Aloe Vera do best in temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13 and 27°C). The temperatures of most homes and apartment are ideal.
- From May to September, you can bring your plant outdoors without any problems, but do bring it back inside in the evening if nights are cold.
Water Tips for Healthy Growth of Aloe Vera Plant
- Water Aloe Vera plants deeply, but infrequently.
- To discourage rot, allow the soil to dry at least 1 to 2 inches deep between waterings. Don’t let your plant sit in water.
- Water about every 3 weeks and even more sparingly during the winter.
- Use your finger to test dryness before watering. If the potting mix stays wet, the plants’ roots can begin to rot.
Fertilizing Tips for Aloe Vera Plant
- Fertilize sparingly (no more than once a month).
- Fertilization should be done preferably in the spring and summer with a balanced houseplant formula mixed at ½ strength.
- Use a very well-draining soil for potting.
Other General Tips for Aloe Vera Plant
- The gel from Aloe Vera leaves can be used topically, but should not be ingested by people or pets. It can cause unpleasant symptoms such as nausea or indigestion and may even be toxic in larger quantities.
- Don’t move your Aloe Vera from indoors to full sun right away; it needs time to adjust to the intense light or it may sunburn. Allow it to sit in partial shade for about a week before moving it to a brighter location.