An eye-catching tropical coastal plant from the east coast of Southern Africa. This very rare houseplant has thick grey-green upright leaves in which the plant stores moisture and nutrients to survive during periods of drought, so golden rule is don't over water and keep warm with as much sunlight as possible!
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires a plentiful mix of indirect and direct sunlight. Avoid positioning in cold spaces or exposing to draughts.
Aloe plants retain moisture in their leaves so water very modestly and only when the soil is dry. Allow good drainage to protect the roots.
No misting at all please, Aloe Vera likes low humidity.
Feed me once every Spring with good quality liquid fertiliser (make sure to use fertiliser made specifically for succulents and cacti).
When roots fill all the nursery pot. Signs: If your main aloe plant is starting to look a little droopy but is surrounded by smaller pups, it's definitely time to re-pot.
Child / Pet Friendly
Look out for
Pale, yellowing leaves: either not enough direct sunlight or possible overwatering.
Check soil: if too wet, re-pot me!