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Aloe is a great succulent for indoor decor. The plant is stemless or very short-stemmed with thick, greenish, fleshy leaves that fan out from the plant's central stem. The margin of the leaf is serrated with small teeth.
When it comes to determining Aloe, the main feature that sets them apart is the shape and the flesh of the leaves. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, triangle-shaped. The color can be light to dark green and Aloe are generally smaller in size compared to Agave leaves. The edges are covered by prickles but they feel quite soft to the touch.
The inside of Aloe leaves is full of slimy, water-filled tissues, which allow them to store water for long-term use. Due to this gelatinous texture, they can be easily snapped in half by hand. The gel inside Aloe leaf contains multiple antioxidants, making them a popular ingredient in the beauty and cosmetic industry. Since Aloe is polycarpic plants, you can expect to see them blooming every year between December and May. The three most common colors of the Aloe flowers are yellow, orange and white.
Aloe doesn’t like direct sunlight so it would prefer somewhere bright with indirect sunlight.
We recommend using a well-draining potting mix, such as those made for cacti and succulents.
Water the aloe plant only when the soil has dried out completely, or every few weeks. Water it even less in winter. To water aloe, pour water onto the soil near the base of the plant until the soil is thoroughly wet. Allow the pot to fully drain for about 30 minutes, and then promptly empty any excess water that has drained into the pot's drip tray.
Aloe can do well in temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13 and 27°C). The temperatures of most homes are ideal.