Aloe Vera

SKU: 427307
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Product Description

Popular and easy to grow succulent that looks great in a brightly lit room or conservatory. Can be moved outside during the Summer. The sap can be used to ease sunburn or irritated skin.

  • Easy to grow.
  • Keeps leaves all year round.
  • Loves a bright position.
  • Sap helps to ease sunburned skin.
  • Happy to grow outdoors in Summer.

Product Details

Material
Plastic
Colour
Green
Additional information
Having an aloe vera plant around (and using it, should the need arise), can make even the most modern and high-tech of us feel like herbalist apothecaries. Snipping off a piece of an aloe vera's leaf and applying the clear, cool gel on burns, cuts, rashes, and sunburns offers instant relief and can speed the healing process. Here's how to care for an aloe vera of your own.
Dimensions
(Height) 40-50 x (Width) 32-34
Care instructions
Feed with weak liquid fertilizer during growing season. Plants need a resting period of no feed and little water in Winter.
Colour of foliage
Green
Hardiness
Prefers temperatures above 10C.
Planting instructions
When overpotting (too heavy), not too deep because of causing rotting at the base. Use a drainage and poor soiltype
Planting position
Place in bright but indirect light.
Rate of growth
Average rate of growth.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
no
Soil type
Prefers well-drained, multi-purpose compost with added grit.
Watering instructions
Keep compost evenly moist during growing season. Reduce water when growth slows down.
Latin name
Aloe vera
Eventual height
40-50cm
Eventual width
32-34cm
Plant guarantee
no
Scent
Unscented
Safety information
CAUTION toxic if eaten.
Pot size
17cm
Room temperature
The aloe vera is an easy care plant en tolerates low temperatures as well as high temperatures. But keep away from frost because nearby 80% of the plant is water. But temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius won't cause problems.
Room position
Place the aloe in a sunny spot. A sunny kitchen window or another sunny place in your house is perfect for an aloe plant. Aloe also does fine in areas with indirect sunlight. Aloe in full shade will not thrive, so make sure there's a least a little sun in the room where you place the aloe
Eventual dimensions
approx. 90cm
Deciduous
Evergreen - Retains leaves in Autumn and Winter.
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