Looking for a fuss-free, low-maintenance indoor plant that helps clean the air? Learn how to care for aloe vera plant with these simple tips.
Aloe vera, a succulent plant with thick, fleshy leaves, is a household staple for many reasons. Its soothing gel is renowned for its healing properties, providing relief from sunburns, minor cuts, and skin irritations.
Aloe Vera Plant Care: Light RequirementsWhen growing them indoors as houseplants, aloe vera plants need bright, indirect sunlight. This means that they should be placed in an area that receives plenty of light, but not too much direct sunlight.
Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of the plant, causing them to turn brown. From experience, this happens pretty easily so watch their light.
Aloe Vera Plant Care: Watering Aloe PlantsIn general, aloe plants prefer infrequent watering, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. So this is not the plant you want to water on the same day every week because it very likely does not need it.
How Often to Water an Aloe PlantOverwatering is a common cause of aloe vera problems, leading to root rot and fungal diseases. So it’s really important not to overcare for the aloe vera plant.
During the growing season (spring and summer), aloe vera plants typically need watering once every two to three weeks. However, the frequency may vary depending on factors such as pot size, temperature, and humidity levels.
As the season moves toward winter, the plant wants to go dormant. This means you’ll water even less. I typically water my aloe plants once every 4-6 weeks during this time.
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