Exploring the Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe is grown on the island of Aruba (One Happy Island) where it is manufactured for sales of shampoo, hair conditioner, and skin treatment for sun burn or moisturizer. All of the hotels where I have stayed provided complimentary Aloe products to all of their guests. I can remember being on a trip to their Aloe Factory and Museum which was fun and interesting. While there, you can see the fields of Aloe growing in the hot sun. Our guide mentioned that Arubans also used Aloe for indigestion. Aloe is such a good plant.
What if I don’t need all of the gel from an entire leaf. Can I store the rest? Or, can I just cut an inch or two from it?
My plant is large and doing great, nice and green and plump legs but they get so heavy they bend down and break at the bottom, by the main stem. I try to put sticks in the pot and tie them up but that looks funky. I love my plant but those legs are HEAVY.
Would you email me, I am not on my computer to look at this site as often as I need to be. Thank you.
have some fantastic plants with exceptional blooms and vigorous plant survival down to 26 degrees this yr,would like to have opportunity to show the aloe lovers
My aloe vera is about 5 years old. It is in a rather large pot and our weather gets below zero in the winter time, I bring it in and set it back out in spring. It always turns a bit pink in the spring but by mid summer looks green and healthy again. Some of the bottom older leaves die so I trim them off. Last year when it was sitting outside, a squirrel decided to dig in the pot so I bought a new little aloe and potted them together so there was no available soil for the squirrel to dig in. Last winter I brought it in the house and there were three babies coming up. I dug them up and now I have five aloe, enough to share with friends. I have heard you can scrape the inside of the leafs and freeze them into ice cubes then if you get sunburned, you cant beat the relief they give. It is gross scraping the leaves so I have a frozen cube and will not harvest more unless I use up the available cube.
I repoted my plant when I brought it home.it had the babies.and I poted it all together.and water it.now should I wait now.to remove the baby.or wait until the dirt drys out? or pull it back out of the pot. And replanted it again? it's so pretty.i didn't think about looking it up how to repot it. until I look it up how to take care.of my aloe Vera plant.and I want it inside.but I read something about bugs.and I don't want that. I live in a apartment.so what should I do.now help
I have an Aloe plant that is several years old. Its top heavy and has been replanted, but still is sideways. Recently I noticed black spots forming on the plant. What does that mean? Thanks!
The black spots are probably a sign of too much watering, Elle. Don't water your aloe plant until the soil is dry an inch down. As for tipping over, support it with a couple of short bamboo stakes. I use chopsticks for the small aloes.