Aloe vera

(38 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Aloe Barbadensis

Common Names: Common Aloe Vera, Medicinal Aloe

Overview: Aloe Vera or True Aloe is one of the most widely used medicinal plants on the planet. It’s been grown across the world for thousands of years. You need only break open the tips of its leaves to access its cooling gel for treatment of minor burns, rashes or skin irritations. Some folks even use the gel for a refreshing face mask.

Native to the southwest Arabian Peninsula, Aloe Vera is actually a drought resistant succulent. Its vivid green white-spotted leaves are wide and smooth with toothed edges. When the plant reaches maturity at about 3-4 years, it may produce a bright yellow flower. An Aloe prefers well-drained soils, but you’ll find it relatively low maintenance. If indoors, make sure to place the plant in a sunny spot with lots of bright light.

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Ships December 16th - December 23rd.

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$ 24.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

An At-Home Apothecary that’s also a Perfect Accent

Also known as Medicinal Aloe and True Aloe, the Aloe Vera plant belongs to the Aloe genus. The succulent is a common houseplant. It is among the most widely used medicinal plants. It is native to Southwest Arabian Peninsula, which suggests that the tropical plant is drought-resistance.

Aloe Vera is a tropical succulent with over three hundred species. It has fleshy, lance-shaped, white-spotted leaves with toothed edges. Its smooth leaves fan out from a basal rosette (the plant’s central stem). Aloe Vera reaches maturity in around 3 to 4 years after potting. 

Aloe Veras grows spiky flowers in yellow, orange, and red in the right growing conditions. That said, young flowers do not produce flowers, and it may take years for an Aloe Vera plant to develop a flower stalk. Medicinal Aloe is a low-maintenance plant, excellent for beginners.

Caring for your Aloe Plant

Medicinal Aloe is an attractive and low-maintenance succulent plant; everything a beginner plant parent could ask for. The plant makes an excellent indoor companion that does not require much attention and care. Although Aloe Vera thrives well even if you forget about it for days, following some simple care instructions can help maintain excellent health.

Light

Aloe Vera thrives well in bright light, which makes it perfect for the outdoors. To keep your succulent in the best condition, you should aim for around six hours of sun exposure. However, you should protect your plant from direct sunlight during the day’s hottest hours. When growing Medicinal Aloe indoors, place it near a window that receives bright but indirect light.

Soil

Aloe Vera plants naturally flourish in unfavorable soil conditions. They are succulents that often thrive on nutrient-poor soil and sandy slopes. Not to mention that sandy slopes will always drain properly.

Try to get conventional potting soil or cactus mix to simulate a comparable growing environment. Although it can adapt reasonably well to neutral and alkaline soils, aloe vera prefers slightly acidic soil.

Water

Like all succulents, Aloe Vera does not require water daily, though it grows best when watered regularly. Ideally, you should water this plant when the soil completely dries out. Avoid watering your Medicinal Aloe if the soil does not look bone-dry. 

That said, the soil should not stay completely dry for extended periods. An Aloe Vera’s leaves will wither and pucker if you do not water it regularly. It can usually recover when you water, though prolonged drought or overwatering can kill the leaves. 

Fertilizer

As mentioned earlier, Aloe Vera grows in poor soil conditions in its native habitat. Since the succulent has adapted to nutritionally poor soil, it does not require fertilization. However, feeding your plant and providing it with essential nutrients can promote and maintain vibrant growth. 

Ideally, you should not apply fertilizer to your potted Medicinal Aloe more than once a year. Adding fertilizer in spring every year is best, though it is not necessary.

Common Issues

Although this tough plant can usually survive without help, Aloe Vera is susceptible to specific problems, such as pests and diseases. Here is what you need to know about common pests and diseases to avoid when growing an Aloe Vera.

Pests

Mealybugs and scales are the most common pests that can attack Aloe Vera succulents. You can prevent infestation by using neem oil to wipe the leaves. If you spot an infestation, spraying pesticide on the leaves can help. 

Diseases

Overwatering is among the most common mistakes that can harm the health of Medicinal Aloe plants. Constantly damp soil can cause root rot and lead to mushy leaves. Besides, rotten roots can escalate the proliferation of fungi and bacteria, contributing to plant decay. 

Pruning 

Generally, Aloe Vera’s fleshy leaves do not require pruning. However, it can help restore your succulent’s health if you somehow damage your plant. Additionally, pruning helps remove wilted or dead leaves that may result from environmental factors.

Propagation

Besides being low-maintenance, Medicinal Aloe is incredibly easy to propagate. The best way to propagate this succulent is by replanting pups that typically grow at its base. Most of the time, mature plants produce many pups, making propagation much easier.

Potting/ Repotting

Medicinal Aloe typically has a wide and shallow root system, due to which the roots spread highly close to the surface. Repotting your growing succulent in the broader pot can help promote more vibrant growth. Avoid moving it to a deeper pot and look for a wider one instead. You can repot your Aloe Vera once you notice too many pups.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Medium Shade

Mature Height

1 in – 2 in

Spacing

18 in – 24 in

38 reviews for Aloe vera

  1. Annie Huston (verified owner)

    Thank you.

  2. Mary Watson (verified owner)

  3. Staci S. (verified owner)

  4. Robert Grier (verified owner)

    Small over watered pale leaves

  5. Michael D Vargas CCP (verified owner)

    beautiful love it

  6. Jay (verified owner)

    Gonna buy from here again

  7. Minka (verified owner)

  8. Kavita (verified owner)

    I read so many positive Reviews and gave it a chance ! , my plants have arrived and I can’t be more impressed with the service and happy with the quality of plants And the way it is delivered ! Will buy more !!! Thankyou PalntVine ! 🤩👍you guys rock !

  9. Huda (verified owner)

    We love it, however it’s much smaller than I thought.

  10. Sylvia Saab (verified owner)

  11. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Love it.

  12. Myra Picazo (verified owner)

    Some of the stems were broken otherwise it was nice

  13. Stacey S. (verified owner)

    My daughter and her roommate love their plant. They are at UVM. I got it to keep the air in their room clean. I thought I ordered a clay pot with it but maybe I’m mistaken. It came in great condition and within a few weeks. 😊

  14. Robert (verified owner)

    Excellent

  15. Amelia C. (verified owner)

  16. Michele (verified owner)

    Amazing plant! Way bigger that I expected! And it’s in great health. Shipping was very fast. I will visit and shop again with you!

  17. John K. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and as pictured!

  18. Danielle (verified owner)

  19. Velma C W. (verified owner)

    also in good condition 👌

  20. Joy (verified owner)

  21. Yvonne L. J. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived quickly and in good condition. It looks very healthy. I’m a new plant owner so I would have loved to have gotten some how to care for your plant instructions, otherwise I’m very happy with my lovely plant.

  22. Donald Thoresen (verified owner)

  23. David Tuttle (verified owner)

    Love the plant I plan on ordering more thank you and I suggest other people do it to they have wonderful plants

  24. Rosa (verified owner)

  25. Kara (verified owner)

    Had to trim some of it up because of damage during transit, which is to be expected, overall I love it though and have already bought more plants from the site!

  26. Patricia Moorhead (verified owner)

    It’s beautiful! Strong and seems to adjusting to living in Pennsylvania. Thank you.

  27. Barbara (verified owner)

    Healthy, no brokenness.

  28. Anna (verified owner)

  29. Joanne b. (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful! Delivery amazing. This is my second plant purchase from PlantVine and they are the best.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Aloe vera

Cut it and use as balm

Bbnnn

I’m trying to make a natural hair spray

So many uses for aloe!

Ive been looking for the best Aloe and Im glad I found a reputable seller! Cant wait to get more plants!

I love using the gel in Aloe Vera! Helps with my dry skin

Missing from my collection

Love aloe and and use for cosmetic purpose.

Air purifier, skin, scalp treatment

Got it for medical purposes it's very good for cuts Burns just about anything

Always one of my favorites

I love and use Aloe Vera leaves, now I’ll have my own plant and will not have to purchase leaves from the store.

Healing properties

Love aloe good natural healer

Natural healing purposes

For a friend to make natural hair products

To have for sun burns and other burns also.