Aloe Vera, which belongs to the succulent plant species of the genus Aloe, is a green perennial plant with thick and fleshy leaves. Aloe is extremely good for your skin, hair, and stomach. It is a magical medicinal plant with great healing properties. Aloe Vera has its use in agricultural and medical fields largely. Due to its magical properties, this plant is mostly preferred by Indian Households as a to-go plant for burns, cuts, and for other minor cures. An Aloe Vera garden will provide one with ample Aloe supply for the entire month. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the steps to plant Aloe Vera at Home.
Today I will Provide you with information on how to plant Aloe Vera at Home in a Step by Step guide process. So, Let’s get started!
Steps to Grow Aloe Vera at Home
Step 1 : Find the right Pot
The very first step for planting Aloe Vera indoors is to find the right sized pot for the plant. Terra Cota pots are ideal for this purpose because of their texture and ability to prevent extra waterlogging. They have unique designs and are scientific for the growth of various plants. As for Aloe Plants, the problem of waterlogging can cause them to dry up. The roots shrivel up in the process and hence the plant dies in turn. Buy a medium-sized pot to give ample space for the plant to grow.
Step 2 : Buy a good Potting Mix
For the survival of the Aloe Plant, you need to buy a good potting mix that is best suited to optimal dry conditions. Aloe survives in dry conditions and hence it will be ideal to choose the cacti potting mix for the plants. The potting mix with peat, moss, and certain larger-sized particles are used for this purpose. Thick soil will lead to root rot in the case of Aloe Plants. Try to buy a better quality soil mix for the purpose of planting this plant.
Step 3 : Plant the Aloe in a pot
- Fill in three-fourths of your pot with the potting mix we bought from the market. Choose a terracotta pot for this purpose.
- With a finger or spoon dig in a hole in the potting mix according to the width of your Aloe plant’s roots.
- Add much more potting mix to cover the roots of the plant so that the plant sits exactly on the top. Keep some space between the pot and the potting mix to prevent waterlogging. water will overflow if you do not keep this minimum space.
- Never water a newly planted Aloe Plant as it needs a bit of time adjusting to the new soil.
- Add a layer of gravel or rocks to facilitate better drainage.
Care for Aloe Vera Plant
- Place your Aloe Vera plant in an area that receives indirect and bright sunlight. Take precautions before placing your plant under very bright blazing sunlight. I would advise you totally against it.
- Be extremely careful while watering the Aloe Vera plant. Excessive watering might cause the roots of the plant to rot and cause various diseases in the roots of the plant. You must water the plant only when the soil absorbs the previous water. Underwatering also causes various problems in the plant root. It can dry up the roots of the Aloe Plant.
- The temperature of the room should be mild, not too low nor too high.
- Water the plant according to the condition of the soil. If the soil is super dry water the plant nicely if it is wet you do not need to water it at all.
- Apply a rich, organic mulch for the healthy growth of your Aloe Vera plant.
- Protect the plant against pests and diseases using pesticides and insecticides of good quality.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
- Cures skin diseases, burns, and bites.
- Great for detoxification.
- Improves the air quality in homes and offices.
- Great for falling hair and bald spots on the head.
- Aids in one’s digestion process.
So, today we have learned about the ways to grow Aloe Vera at your very own house. I will be back with the next article very soon. Till then, Happy Growing!