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Aloe Care

Known to be an incredibly easy-going succulent family, 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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Blush Aloe will do just fine in average room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.

HUMIDITY

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

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Your Blush Aloe can be moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets 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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

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

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe Jucunda will thrive in average room temperatures between 65-75 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Aloes are considered to be toxic to pets.

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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

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

TEMPERATURE

Your Aloe Pepe will thrive in average room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Aloes are considered to be toxic to pets.

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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Sunset Aloe will thrive in average room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.

HUMIDITY

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

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Sunset Aloe can be moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets 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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

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

TEMPERATURE

This plant will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

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

TOXICITY

Aloe Vera can be moderately toxic causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets.

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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

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

TEMPERATURE

Your White Fox Aloe will do just fine in average room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Your White Fox Aloe can be moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets 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.

WATER

Water your Aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Hedgehog Aloe will do just fine in normal room temperatures between 65-75 degrees.

HUMIDITY

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

FOOD

Feed once in the spring and once in the summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Hedgehog Aloe can be moderately toxic causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

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

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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
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The most common issue with Aloe plants is root rot, which is caused by overwatering. Water only when the soil is completely dry.
- Plant Mom

Hedgehog Aloe

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