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The Aloe vera is a member of the immense Liliaceae and Aloaceae family, comprising over 420 species according to some. Native to Africa and Madagascar, this hardy plant is well adapted to desert conditions and evolves very easily indoors in our climate.
The Aloe vera is a perennial shrub. Considered a succulent, its leaves are green, plump and triangular with ragged edges. When placed near a window, it will undoubtedly add a desert-like touch to any space you choose for it!
To be happy inside, the Aloe vera requires direct sun for many hours daily. Ideally, position it near a window facing south or west. It will need to be watered when its soil is completely dry from top to bottom, which could correspond to every 3 to 5 weeks depending on the season and the humidity level of the room. Here is a little tip to determine if it is the case: delicately insert a thin wooden stick all the way down to the bottom of the pot. If the stick is wet or damp as you pull it out, your Aloe vera does not need a drink just yet!
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
* planter not included