Meet the Aloe plant
The Aloe Vera is a stemless succulent with thick and fleshy leaves that are lined with small teeth making it a great ornamental, low maintenance indoor plant which blooms a yellow tubular flower in the summertime. Native to the Arabian Peninsula, this plant is widely used around the world as its leaves are considered to be antimicrobial and has been used to treat burns as a topical medication.
Aloe plants prefer bright indirect light to full sun. They can grow indoors and outdoors as long as they are getting enough sunlight. If growing indoors, place the plant near a sunny window.
Water when the soil is completely dry. Do not water if the soil is still moist or wet. Water thoroughly until flows out the drainage hole and discard any extra water in the saucer to avoid root rot.
Aloe plants can survive in most climates. But they thrive in temperatures 65-75°F.
Common Problems Q&A
Why are my leaves wrinkled and shriveled up?
This is likely a sign your plant needs more water. Although Aloe plants do not need much water they still cannot be completely neglected. You should water you plant soon after the soil has completely dried out.
Why are my leaves turning brown and mushy?
This is generally a sign your Aloe plant has been overwatered. You should cut back on your watering schedule and only water when your soil has dried out. Aloe plants are native to dry climates and are extremely drought tolerant!