Aloe vera, also known as Ghrita-kumari, is a well-known medical plant with decorative use and folkloric significance.
What makes it special:
- Low-upkeep plant.
- Best for windows with sunlight.
- A tough temperament and a good appearance.
- Popular indoor plant with therapeutic benefits.
Asphodelaceae is the family to which aloe vera belongs. Aloe vera is grown for both therapeutic and agricultural purposes. Aloe vera thrives ( flourish)both indoors and outdoors and is often used for decoration. The thick, fleshy leaves range in colour from green to grey-green.
Common Name - Aloe, Ghrita-kumari, Korphad.
Maximum Height - Up to 60 centimetres.
Bloom Time - Rarely.
Difficulty Level - Easy to grow.
Sunlight - Keep the plant in morning sunlight for 3 to 6 hours
Watering - Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Soil - Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature - 16 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season - Harvest the leaf when it grows well and looks fleshy.
Plant and Protection
- Discard any plant parts that are damaged, dead, or infected far from the planting area.
- As a first line of defense against any insect or pest attack, mist neem, eucalyptus, or citrus oil.
Aloe vera care
- Maintain the plant in bright, indirect natural light.
- Check the moisture in the soil by poking it with your finger or a simple little stick.
- When the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch, water.
- After receiving it, wait at least two weeks before repotting.
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