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Aloe Care

Known to be an incredibly easy-going succulent, an Aloe makes a great indoor plant that can also help to purify the air. Because they are succulents, they require very little water and maintenance. Your Aloe plant will be happiest on a sunny window ledge.

How to care for your Aloe

Use these instructions to care for an Aloe. This guide will tell you how to water an Aloe; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Aloe Blush

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you place your plant in the full sun during the late spring and summer, it will most likely reward you with soft-orange blooms. When placed outdoors, it will require a bit more water. Look out for wilting leaves—this is a result of inadequate water.

Aloe Jucunda

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you place your plant in the full sun during the late spring and summer, it will most likely reward you with pink blooms. When placed outdoors, it will require a bit more water. Look out for wilting leaves—this is a result of inadequate water. Your Aloe plant is sensitive to overwatering. Soft, mushy, or brown leaves indicate your plant may be suffering from root rot.

Aloe Pepe

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you place your plant in the full sun during the late spring and summer, it will most likely reward you with pink blooms. When placed outdoors, it will require a bit more water. Look out for wilting leaves—this is a result of inadequate water. Your Aloe plant is sensitive to overwatering. Soft, mushy, or brown leaves indicate your plant may be suffering from root rot.

Aloe Sunset

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you place your plant in the full sun during the late spring and summer, it will most likely reward you with soft-orange blooms. When placed outdoors, it will require a bit more water. Look out for wilting leaves—this is a result of inadequate water.

Aloe Vera

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe Vera when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

The Aloe Vera does not need to be fertilized. However, if you wish to add some use a cactus or succulent liquid houseplant food only once a year in the spring.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

The Aloe Vera can also provide your family with a plant that can help treat minor burns and rashes. While the gel found in the leaves of an Aloe Vera is safe for your child’s skin, the “latex” (a thin layer of yellow juice found just below the outer skin of the aloe vera plant’s leaves) can cause indigestion and irritation if ingested.

Aloe White Fox

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Aloe plant is sensitive to overwatering. Soft, mushy, or brown leaves indicate your plant may be suffering from root rot.

Hedgehog Aloe

LIGHT

Your Aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Hedgehog Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 65-75°F.

FOOD

The Aloe Vera does not need to be fertilized. However, if you wish to add some use a cactus or succulent liquid houseplant food only once a year in the spring.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Aloe plant is sensitive to overwatering. Soft, mushy, or brown leaves indicate your plant may be suffering from root rot.

Lace Aloe

LIGHT

Your Lace Aloe needs bright direct light. This means a spot that gets 6 plus hours of direct sun per day. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your plant, use a Grow Light!

WATER

Water your Lace Aloe when the soil volume is 100% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard excess water to discourage root rot.

HUMIDITY

This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air.

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe will appreciate temperatures between 60-90°F.

FOOD

Fertilize once per season with a cactus or succulent fertilizer.

TOXICITY

This plant is toxic to humans and pets if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If physically damaged this plant will ooze a white milky sap. This is normal but can cause skin irritations if it makes skin contact. Be sure to wear gloves when handling.

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What's an Aloe?

Botanical Classification: Aloe humilis ‘Hedgehog’

About

Aloe is a very forgiving succulent, making it a perfect plant for hectic households or for first-time owners. This plant makes quite an impression with its blue-green leaves and will often produce unique spikes of coral-red flowers in the spring and late summer.

As with most succulents, Aloe needs very little water and will flourish in a bright, sunny spot in your home. During the summer, take this little gem outside where it will most likely reward you with colorful flowers—you may even spot a hummingbird enjoying the nectar from its blooms! The gel within its leaves can also be used to soothe burns and skin irritations.

Fun Fact

Native to the Arabian Peninsula, Aloe, particularly Aloe vera, has been around for thousands of years and has been widely used for cosmetics and medicinal purposes. 

Pictured Left: Hedgehog Aloe

Hedgehog Aloe

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