How to care for an Aloe Vera

How much sunlight does an Aloe Vera need?

An Aloe Vera loves a lot of direct sunlight.

It's a great plant to put right next to your window if you live in a colder climate, but you can also grow them outdoors if you live in a hot and dry place.

What is the best soil for an Aloe Vera?

The best soil for an Aloe Vera is a cactus soil: lots of perlite and/or sand.

This helps the soil to drain moisture away quickly, as the Aloe Vera does not tolerate moisture soil very well.

When do you fertilize an Aloe Vera?

You should only fertilize an Aloe Vera during the spring and summer.

During this time it needs a lot of energy to grow.

During the fall and winter, it's resting and won't need any fertilizer.

How do you propagate an Aloe Vera?

You can propagate an Aloe Vera by cutting off one of it's leaves/stems and letting the end dry for 2 days.

Then you can stick it in the soil and water it like it's a regular plant.

It'll start to grow roots in the soil within a few weeks.

How often should you water an Aloe Vera?

You should rarely water your Aloe Vera, it loves the dry soil.

You should water it when the soil has been dry for a few days.

Just make sure you have proper drainage holes to get rid of any excess water.

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