Known for the soothing properties of their sap, Aloe Vera plants are great for introducing that sense of calm into your home. The upright, fleshy leaves of an Aloe Vera plant will also add lush greenery to an empty shelf or windowsill. However, our favourite thing about them is that their sap can be used to soothe a scratch or graze!
These lovely succulents importantly make great plants for beginners, simply place them in bright, but indirect sunlight, and only water them once their soil has dried out.
Aloe vera plants are extremely low-maintenance. As succulents, they store water in their leaves and don’t require frequent watering.
All you need to do is make sure that the soil doesn’t dry out completely, and when you do water your aloe vera plant, make sure that the water drains well so the roots don’t sit in water and rot.
Do aloe plants need direct sunlight?
Yes, it’s extremely important that your aloe vera plant gets plenty of sunlight. Place it in an area within your home where it can get at least six hours of direct sunlight – without enough exposure to the sun, your aloe vera plant will begin to stretch rather than maintaining its compact shape.
Is aloe vera a good
Yes! Aloe vera plants are an extremely popular choice of house plant and for good reason. Aloe vera is able to purify the air, in particular drawing on toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde which are commonly found in home cleaning products. For even more popular and purifying house plants, browse our full collection here at Primrose.