Place your Aloe near a bright, sunny window, or on a kitchen shelf. She should get plenty of indirect sunlight throughout the day. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.
The Aloe needs bright sunlight for the majority of the day. She'll grow best in partial to full sunlight with a minimum of 3 hours of direct sunlight per day. She especially enjoys full afternoon sunlight.
Overwatering is one of the most common reasons an Aloe can die. Water your Aloe when the soil when the soil has completely dried out at least 1 to 2 inches deep. When watering, water the plant with fresh water lightly and slowly from above, then tip out any excess water.
The Aloe is a desert plant so will do well in warmer temperatures (between 65° - 85ºF). Cold temperatures or rooms with strong vents or drafts should be avoided.
She is a desert plant so she prefers a dryer climate. She'll do well in lower levels of humidity, around 30-35%.
The plant can live happily in the provided pot for up to a year. Repot when the roots have become overgrown, or the plant has grown too large. Mix equal parts sand and potting soil or use a succulent potting mix. Keep the soil loose rather than tightly compacted. After repotting, wait at least a week before watering the plant. Repot every 1-2 years. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
Soggy, falling leaves or brown tips may be a sign of overwatering or lack of sunlight. The Aloe is susceptible to common indoor plant pests, and diseases such as root rot if there is too much moisture around the roots.
If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in pets.