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The Aloe is a variety of evergreen perennial native to the Arabian Peninsula. This low-maintenance houseplant is great for beginners and is distinctive for rosettes of long spiked leaves. This ornamental succulent requires little watering and can handle most light levels, making it a great gift for the new plant owner.

More about your Aloe plant

The Aloe is a succulent species of evergreen perennial, native to the Arabian Peninsula. Most commonly known for the health benefits of the Aloe Vera, this is a diverse plant species that will look great in your home. This species is distinctive fleshy green leaves with serrated margins.

Where should I put my Aloe?

These tropical houseplants should be kept in a location that offers bright, indirect sunlight and away from cold draughts. Aloe that are kept in shaded areas are more prone to wilting and won't grow leaves that are as thick and fleshy.

How often should I water my Aloe?

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. Fertilize sparingly (no more than once a month), and only in the spring and summer with a balanced houseplant formula mixed at ½ strength.

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