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Aloe Vera Plant Care

Aug 23, 2013

We all love our aloe vera plants, but so many of us our confused as to how to care for them.

This video will address common questions with regards to “aloe vera plant care”, such as:

  • Indoors versus outdoors ideal locations
  • Feeding Aloe Vera
  • Repotting
  • Replanting baby shoots
  • Watering
  • Sunlight exposure
  • Gardening Gear


Aloe Vera Plant Care Tips:

  • Water once every two weeks
  • Aloe Vera can survive through drought – very hearty
  • Only water when soil is completely dry
  • Aloe Vera consists of almost 100% water so they don’t need
  • Aloe Vera needs LOTS of sunlight – experimenting is ok (100% exposure is best for indoors)
  • Outdoor aloe vera plants often thrive when they are not 100% exposed to direct sunlight, so putting them under a bigger tree that blocks about 60% of the direct sunlight is ok.
  • Indoor Plants often thrive the best when placed in front of a window that faces the East or West
  • If leaves of the aloe vera plant turn brown or orange with spots, this is an indicator that the plant isn’t thriving well in direct sunlight. In this case, try putting the plant in the shade for a few days with lots of water so it can replenish itself

Aloe Vera Plant Care – Plotting

  • Always use drainage pots
  • Terracota drainage pots are ideal because they allow for additional drainage
  • The pot doesn’t have to be deep because aloe vera plants roots spread outward not downward
  • Use a pot that is wider than it is deep
  • Want soil to have perlite, pumice and sand – this can be found at any nursery

Aloe Vera Plant Care – Replanting Shoots

  • Healthy aloe vera plants sprout new shoots quickly
  • It is time to repot when the sprouts are 3 inches in height
  • Avoid repotting shoots beyond 3 inches tall because at this point the aloe plants starts sapping energy from their mother
  • If the mother’s aloe leaves start growing horizontally she is DISTRESSED and needs your urgent response
  • Water immediately after replanting them
  • Want soil to have perlite, pumice and sand – this can be found at any nursery, garden story or even grocery store

Optional Feeding Options For Outdoor Aloe Plants:

  • Aloe Vera plants like organic matter such as carrot skins, or a remaining pith from a juicer

Optional Feeding Options For Indoor Aloe Plants:

  • Aloe Vera indoor plants can be fed worm castings or kelp fertilizers


Hope you enjoyed these great tips for optimal Aloe Vera Plant Care.


Aloe Vera Plant Care

Aug 23, 2013

Aloe Vera Plant Care

Growing Tips

Growing aloe vera plants works best providing full sun, a warm climate, good drainage and sand or gravel mixed with compost as the growing material. Use aloe vera plants to heal wounds and burns with information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

Key points to remember:

– Aloe Vera is in the same family as Lilies and Onions…who would have known?

– Aloe Vera are very hearty so it is ok to put them in direct sunlight

– They like aeration, so make sure the pot has a lot of drainage holes in the bottom

– Great Tip is to add stones or wood chips within plant to help with aeration of soil