Aloe Vera Plants
Growing Aloe Vera
Growing Aloe Vera from Cuttings
Flowering Aloe Vera
Aloe plants tend to bloom in late winter or early spring. To give your plant the best conditions to bloom;
- Provide it with as much light as possible
- Make sure it is getting just the right amount of water.
- Allow your plant its proper dormancy period in autumn and winter. To do this, they need a period of less frequent watering and cooler temperatures
- Remember, even with the best conditions, your aloe plant may not bloom.
Caring for Aloe Vera
If the leaves of your plant begin to bend or break, it is a signal that your plant is not getting enough light. It is time to move your plant to a brighter spot to help it get the light it needs to form stiff, healthy leaves again.
Using Aloe Vera
- Minor cuts
- Reducing Acne and Wrinkles
- Soothing sunburn / minor burns
- Insect bites
- Moisturising dry skin
- Reducing redness that comes with psoriasis and other skin conditions
Oral use of the gel from the aloe vera comes with a host of side effects including diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, so do not injesting any part of this plant. This goes for both people and pets.
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