An Aloe Vera plant, also called medicinal Aloe, is a succulent plant that did originate from North Africa. Aloe vera is usually grown in very arid climates and widely available in Africa and many other arid areas. Aloe vera plants are widely used for medicinal purposes and can be found in many medicines used in treating:
Dry cracking skin
Aloe vera plants are generally grown as indoor house plants. Although, they are easy to grow, but growing very tall is a challenge. They look splendid in containers by themselves and do compliment other house plants. The thick heavy leaves are filled with sap and some can be found in teas and beverages. Beware some species of the plant is considered poisonous and must not be consumed internally. Selections of the edible ones are best left to experts in the field of medicinal plants.
Aloe vera Plants is best grown as indoor house plant. The plant requires little watering and maintenance, but will die if exposed to extreme cold temperature. To plant one, select a pot or container that fits your room decor with holes in the bottom for good drainage.
Aloe vera plants prefer full sun, but will tolerate a light shade. Water thoroughly but don’t let the soil get too wet. It’s best to use fertilizer spikes or fertilizer for best growth. The plant can become very top heavy and one must watch out for plant falling which is the most common complaint.
The Aloe vera plant is very is relatively resistant to most insect pests, though mealy bugs, scale insects and aphid species may cause a decline in plant health by stunning the growth.