Who doesn’t know him? The Aloe Vera. A plant that belongs to the category of succulents. And that’s handy! A succulent plant stores water in its leaves and stem. This makes taking care of the Aloe Vera very handy.
Besides being an easy houseplant, the Aloe Vera also has a healing effect. There is juice in the leaves of the plant, and that juice is actually extremely valuable. Useful for eczema, as a facial mask and make-up remover.
Originally the Aloe Vera comes from the Middle East. Although we now also find the plant in the nature of the Caribbean, Central America and Asian countries.
Caring for the Aloe Vera
Wherever you put the Aloe Vera. His place doesn’t matter much. Direct sunlight or indirect sunlight. As long as there’s light.
As far as watering is concerned, the house plant needs little water. Once a month, and you can leave it at that. Although the location of the houseplant does of course matter. The more sunlight, the faster the plant needs water. In any case, do not forget that the standard is once a month. In winter you can even scale up the watering to once every 6 weeks.
Propagating the Aloe Vera
An Aloe Vera cuttings is almost as easy as grooming. Although it takes a very long time before roots actually appear. Patience is a virtue!
Cut a leaf of the Aloe Vera, and let the cuttings dry well. We recommend that the cutting is left to dry for at least 4 days.
After the wound of the cutting has dried well you can repot it. Only water the cutting after a few weeks. It is best to leave water on the side without roots forming.