May 19, 2021

Aloe plants are really trending at the moment -
and the good news is that they're really easy to look after too!
Read on for our quick guide to aloe plant care.

ūüíß -¬†Water¬†-
Aloe plants are pretty tolerant to not being watered. But their fleshy leaves are mostly water, so they do need a good drink.
Water deeply during spring and summer, every 2 weeks or so,
until the water runs out of the hole in the bottom
(you might like to put a saucer under the pot,
or water your plant on the draining board).
Wait until the soil is dry before you water again.
 In winter, only water when the soil becomes dry.

ūüĆ쬆Light¬†-¬†
Aloe plants don't love direct sun.
They're happiest in a bright spot, but not one that gets direct hot rays.
Top tip: in the summer, they love being outside in the rain -
but bring them in at night.

ūüßī¬†Food¬†-¬†
Aloe plants don't really need feeding, but, if you want to,
you can buy plant food online.
You mix it with the water and feed during the summer once per month -
but you don't need to feed in winter as your aloe plant needs a rest¬†ūüėī

ūüĆŅ¬†Top Tip -¬†
Mature aloe vera plants often produce offsets‚ÄĒalso known as¬†plantlets, pups,¬†or ‚Äúbabies‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒthat can be removed to produce an entirely new plant (a clone of the mother plant,¬†technically). You can also snap off a leaf and rub the gel on burns.

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