How to grow aloe vera at home and have an endless supply

Aloe vera is a succulent plant, whose uses range from decorative to medicinal and cosmetic. The gel present in its leaves offers a myriad of benefits for the skin and general health.

Its healing and antiseptic properties make it a perfect natural remedy for small wounds and burns. In addition, it helps reduce acne thanks to its antibacterial properties.

Given its benefits, having an aloe vera plant at home means having constant access to one of the best natural remedies in the world. Below, we explain how to plant aloe vera at home.

You have to take into account the time of year and the climate. This type of plant needs a place that is neither humid nor cold. For this reason, it is ideal to plant it in a clay pot in the fall or spring.
The best way to plant aloe vera is from a seedling of a mature plant. Without roots and seeds, it is not possible to plant a new aloe vera plant. Aloe vera seeds are very difficult to find, so germination is a better option. Place gravel drainage, about two inches high, at the base of the pot to ensure optimal plant growth.
Then add equal parts garden soil and peat moss. Also add organic compost. If you have a mature plant and want to remove the shoots, you must learn to identify them. Shoots grow around the mother plant and are smaller (15 to 20 cm). Remove the plant from the pot, select a shoot and start cutting it with a knife, including all the leaves.
It is very important not to damage the root of the shoot, as it plays a very important role in the birth of the new plant. Once you have the shoot, you must introduce it into the pot and cover it with soil, leaving only the leaves outside.
Pour water two weeks after planting.
Once it has grown (between 2 and 5 years after planting), it is necessary to separate the shoots from the mother plant again, to replant them.

You may also like...