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Aloe vera 25-35cm

Aloe vera 25-35cm

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Product Description

Aloe vera, often referred to as the "burn plant" or "miracle plant," is a succulent plant species renowned for its soothing and healing properties. This versatile plant is native to arid regions of North Africa but is now cultivated worldwide for its numerous medicinal and cosmetic uses.

Aloe vera is a perennial succulent that typically grows to a height of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 centimeters). It has thick, fleshy, lance-shaped leaves that form a rosette arrangement. These leaves are filled with a clear, gel-like substance that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a valuable ingredient in a variety of skincare and health products. Aloe vera can also produce tall spikes with tubular yellow or orange flowers, although it is primarily grown for its gel rather than its blooms.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: Aloe vera thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, it's best to protect it from intense, scorching sun exposure, especially during the hottest part of the day.

  2. Soil: Plant Aloe vera in well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. Ensure that the container or planting area has excellent drainage to prevent waterlogged roots, as Aloe vera is highly susceptible to root rot.

  3. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Aloe vera is drought-tolerant and can withstand periods of neglect. Overwatering is a common mistake and should be avoided.

  4. Container vs. Ground: Aloe vera can be grown both in containers and in the ground. When growing in a pot, choose a container with drainage holes to prevent water buildup.

  5. Temperature: Aloe vera prefers temperatures between 59°F to 77°F (15°C to 25°C). It can tolerate brief periods of cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost.

  6. Fertilization: Aloe vera doesn't require frequent fertilization. Use a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer formulated for succulents once or twice a year during the growing season (spring and summer).

  7. Pruning: Trim any dead or damaged leaves at the base of the plant to maintain its appearance and overall health.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Aloe vera is relatively pest-resistant but can occasionally be affected by common succulent pests like mealybugs or aphids. Treat infestations promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.

  9. Propagation: Aloe vera can be propagated easily by separating offsets (pups) that grow at the base of the mother plant. Wait until the pups are a few inches tall before carefully removing them and replanting in their own containers.

Aloe vera is a valuable and low-maintenance succulent with a wide range of practical applications. Whether you grow it for its gel's therapeutic properties or as an attractive addition to your indoor or outdoor garden, Aloe vera is a plant that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 25-35cm

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