Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe that has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Aloe Vera, or Aloe Barbadensis, stores water in its leaves. It is best known for treating sunburn and other skin injuries. Aloe Vera also has several other uses that could potentially benefit your health.
Aloe Vera juice is a rich source of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals. This lowers oxidative stress on your body and reduces the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer. Aloe vera juice is also an excellent source of: Vitamin C.
Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light. A western or southern window is ideal. Aloe that are kept in low light often grow leggy.
Water deeply, but infrequently. The soil should feel moist after watering, but should be dried before you water again.
Sick Plant Signs
Drooping, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Low light and underwatering