|Common Name||Aloe, Ghrita-kumari, Korphad|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 60 centimeters.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Planting And Care
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Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light / indoor indirect bright light or artificial bright light.
Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content.
WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Don’t Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
Do not over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Aloe Vera Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Natural bright light / indoor indirect bright light or artificial bright light.|
|Watering||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.|
|Soil||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||16 to 30 degrees Celsius.|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season||Harvest the leaf when it grows well and looks fleshy.|
Aloe Vera Special Feature
Medicinal properties and low care plants.
Aloe Vera Uses
- Aloe vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant
- Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine
- It has been used for a variety of ailments
- Aloe vera is most commonly used as a topical medication, rubbed onto the skin rather than eaten
- It has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns
- Note: Please consult your health expert first before applying externally and internally
- The skin and the clear inner gel are both edible
- Use the skin in salads, stir-fried dishes, or on its own as a snack
- Its firm, crunchy texture makes it great to use in dips and as a cracker substitute
- Use the gel in smoothies and cocktails
|1||Aloe vera – Succulent Plant|
|2||4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner|
|3||4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Black)|