This ultimate guide on how to grow Aloe vera will help you to grow and care for Aloe vera houseplant. Get to know sunlight, watering, fertilizers, requirement of the plant. Also learn to propagate aloevera plant.
Aloe vera is a wonderful air purifying as well as an indoor plant. It belongs to succulent plant species. Gardeners and farmers loves to cultivate Aloe vera mainly for its medicinal benefits.
However, Aloe vera houseplant also adds beauty and value to the indoor space. It can filter air toxins such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Xylene, Toluene, Trichloroethylene, and Ammonia from the air.
Therefore having an indoor plant such as Aloe vera is like getting blessing of healthy life from the mother nature.
Aloe Vera Ke Fayde ( Benefits)
Aloe vera contains various powerful antioxidants compounds. Gel either directly taken from the plant sap or processed gel can be used as a natural facial cleanser in place of hazardous chemical cleanser that damages the skin gradually.
So it is better to use natural aloe gel. Aloe vera gel has the tendency to boost the blood flow inside the skin and it also kills harmful pathogens present on the skin. It helps to reduce blood sugar.
It acts as a good source of natural sanitizer although it’s alcohol-free. So why not we start using and growing Aloe vera from today, its quite easy, and Aloe vera grows vigorously.
The application of gel on small burns or skin injuries prevents infection. Aloe vera plants act as air purifiers.
If you are living in a polluted city then what are you waiting for, just start growing Aloe vera and purify the air inside your home.
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Aloe vera Care Guide
- Climate: You can grow Aloe vera houseplant in warm & dry climatic conditions where temperature ranges from 13 to 27o Celsius.
- Soil & Potting Mix: Well draining loamy to sandyloam soil is good for Aloe plant. You can prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 30% dung manure + 20% river sand + 10% perlite or cinder.
- Sunlight: Avoid keeping Aloe vera plant under direct sunlight as it can damage plant leaves. Keep this houseplant at a spot where it can recieve at least 6 hours of bright indirect sunlight daily.
- Watering: Avoid overwatering or waterlogging in the pot to avoid root rot in the plant. Water only when top layer of the soil becomes completely dry.
- Fertilizers: From February to the end of summer season, apply a handful of leaf compost or dung manure + 1/2 teaspoon bonemeal every month to promote good growth in the plant.
- Pests & Diseases: If black spots appear on the leaves, apply 2 grams of Calcium Carbonate to treat them.
Following these guidelines will help you in growing & caring for Aloe plant in your garden. If you have any ideas, suggestions or queries, then comment below.