by Christina Lopez
I remember as a kid getting a burn off a hot pan and my grandmother snapping a leaf off the aloe plant and soothing it. One of the reasons that aloe has reached such popularity is the many health and nutritional properties.
The Aloe plant is from the succulent family of plants and is very easy to care for inside your home. Aloe Vera plants have thick, elongated juicy stems that have a beautifully variegated coloration. It makes an attractive addition to your decor and fits well in almost any room of your home.
Growing aloe indoors requires plenty of bright indirect light and good draining soil. These succulents originated in Africa and are used in sunny, dry climates, so keep this in mind when choosing your space. They are tolerant of less light but never overwatering.
Are you looking for Growing Aloe Plants Indoors established small to large Aloe Vera plants for sale at various locations? They are very popular at nurseries, box stores, and even sometimes in a local grocery mart.
It can also be gratifying to grow from start to maturity. How will you start? Seeds or Puppies?
Growing an aloe plant from a reliable, mature seed source can be an option if you are patient and have the time. In most cases, propagation from a mature aloe plant through offsets (babies) is the best option.
It takes an Aloe plant 4 to 5 years or more to mature into the flowering stage to producing seeds. Viable seeds should be flat grayish brown to black, white, or light-colored seeds that will not germinate. Seeds purchased or harvested should be used within a year’s date for best viability.
Amazon’s marketplace has an extensive array of vendors, and many have an excellent reputation for providing reliable seed sources for unique plants. You can see my review here.
A great way to start or multiply aloe plants is from an offset otherwise called a baby or pup. These are new smaller plants that sprout up naturally alongside the parent plant, either visibly above the soil’s surface on the mother plant or just below the soil’s surface.
These Aloe pups, offsets can be harvested from the parent plant and repotted into their containers and start their own “family.” I find this to be the easiest way to propagate and keep an ample supply of aloe growing all the time.
To remove These Offsets, You Need to Remove the Entire Plant from the Soil Carefully.
This is best done when the soil has reached a very dry point as it will release more accessibility from the container. This is also a great time to repot the parent plant and give it a fresh soil make-over.
This video provides a visual demonstration of propagating aloe vera puppies. I did not produce this video. I thought it might be helpful for those who needed to see a visual tutorial.
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Tips for Growing Aloe Plants Indoors
As I had mentioned earlier, Aloe is the most widely used herbal remedy in the united states. I will be going into greater depths on Aloe Vera’s use in a later blog, but here are some expected benefits that you may or may not be familiar with.
Growing Aloe Indoors is easy, and it has precise needs. Before you know it, you will have several thriving plants reproducing new pups for additional plantings. They can make great gifts for friends and family.
Want to start with a mature plant? I recommend purchasing from a reliable greenhouse or nursery. There are also many retailers on Amazon that have excellent reputations and quality plant starts. You can find a variety of Aloe Plants from the Button below. ↓↓
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There are 200 variations of the aloe plant, so be sure to try a few different kinds. Let me know your experiences with aloe growing or if you have any questions. Leave me a comment below!
About Christina Lopez
Christina Lopez grew up in the beautiful city of Mountain View, California, where she spent eighteen ascetic years as a vegetarian before stumbling upon the exquisite delicacy of a strange chicken thigh. She’s been a city finalist competitive pingpong player, an ocean diver, an ex-pat in England and Japan, and a computer science doctoral student. Christina writes really late at night as spending most of her daytime enchanting her magical herb garden.