Aloe vera

Aloe vera

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Requires little water
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Feels at home in direct sunlight or partial shade
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Repot in the spring; it is simple to make cuttings from this plant
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The Aloe Vera has a long history, and the Romans and Greeks were already aware of this succulent's value. This is not only due to the serrated stalks which form the basis of the crown-like form in which the Aloe Vera grows; the plant is also known for its healing properties. Do you have small wound? Then cut a bit off the plant; the sap from the leaves aids in healing. And don't worry – the Aloe Vera's leaves will regenerate on their own.


The Aloe Vera requires water only two or three times per month. In the period from April to October you need only give the plant enough water to prevent dehydration of the root ball. During the autumn, the plant requires even less water.


The Aloe Vera is at home wherever you put it. The only condition is that the plant has to be illuminated by natural light. Direct sunlight is also no problem. After purchase, make sure that you allow the Aloe Vera to grow accustomed to partial shade before putting it in direct sunlight.


Repotting the Aloe Vera is best done in  the spring. Of course you can also do this immediately after purchase. Use a pot that is a good deal larger than the original one. By making cuttings from the offshoots, you can even propagate the Aloe Vera.