Aloe vera

Barbados Aloe | Burn Aloe

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Barbados Aloe | Burn Aloe

Aloe vera is a light-loving succulent that is known for its jagged, fleshy leaves that hold a watery gel inside. It has has been used for thousands of years for its healing abilities, especially for treating sunburns.

This plant is happy in a spot that recreates their natural environment: lots of light and thoughtful watering. While Aloe vera is the most common species, there are many others that vary in size, shape, color, and pattern.

order family genus species name
Asparagales Asphodelaceae Aloe Aloe vera

How to keep me happy and healthy

Sunlight

Place less than 3ft from a window

Aloe vera love being close to bright, sunny windows.

Direct sunlight will help them grow, but when in direct light be sure to water adequately to avoid over-heating.

Water

Water infrequently

Aloe vera can withstand levels of low water availability for a week or longer.

Try our intelligent assistant Greg for personalized watering reminders and to avoid over-watering or under-watering.

Nutrients

Repot after substantial growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

After your aloe vera has more than doubled in size, you should repot it to replenish its nutrients.