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Lazy Gardener's Guide for Growing Aloe Vera   

By stacy ling

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Want a fuss-free houseplant that needs minimal care and helps clean the air? Learn how to grow 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 Requirements When 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 Plants In 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 Plant Overwatering 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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