Aloe Vera Care

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Aloe vera is a very useful plant. It can be easily grown and taken care of at home. These plants can be kept either indoors or outdoors. Taking care of this plant is a very simple task. These plants have various medicinal properties and has been used since the ancient times for treatment of various skin diseases and other purposes.

You can get information about the aloe vera care tips which should be followed to take its proper care and gain maximum benefits from this plant. You can purchase the aloe vera plant from nursery or shops which sell plants in your local area. These plants are easily available and so it is very easy to purchase and plant in your garden.

Although, it is a very simple task to maintain it, you have to consider some significant aspects which will guide you to take proper care of the plant. These important aspects have been discussed below:

· The aloe vera plant requires a well drained soil. Hence, plant it in a pot that contains a hole to drain out the water in the pot. Opt for soil that contains sand mixed in it. All these would help to drain the water easily and will not accumulate water in the pot even if there is excess quantity in it.

· The aloe vera plant requires abundant light for its proper growth. Hence, it is better to place the plant where it would receive plenty of sunlight if you are keeping it inside your house.

· You have to protect the plant during the winter season. Cold climate has an adverse effect on the plant. Hence, it is necessary to place these plants in a place where it would be protected and also receive adequate quantity of sunlight during winters.

· The aloe vera plant should be watered occasionally only when you see the soil in the pot has completely dried out or drained.

· Add fertilizer to the aloe vera plant for its proper growth. The best time to put fertilizer is during the summer season. These fertilizers are easily available and should be mixed with the soil. You should opt for fertilizing the plant after two to three months.

· You should avoid planting the aloe vera plant in wet soil. It will spoil the plant in case there is excessive water logged in the soil.

· The aloe vera roots spread throughout the pot and so opt for a pot which will allow for its proper growth.

Follow the important guidelines mentioned above as it would help you to take proper care of your aloe vera plant. It also provides you information about the aloe vera plant.

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I am Sachi Kapoor, beautician. I want to share some true facts regarding aloe vera like skin care, hair care etc. Read my more articles about aloe vera plant & aloe vera juice.

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This article was published on 2011/05/06