Aloe vera is widely used as an indoor ornamental plant, as well as being included in the content of many cosmetic products.
The aloe vera species of the plant group of the genus Aloe from the Asphodelaceae family is the plant species we know and commonly look at in our homes. Aloe vera, a plant with cactus and succulent properties, is also known for its very useful gel found in its succulent leaves.
Like other plants with thick and fleshy leaves, the aloe vera plant, which has high water retention in its stem and leaves, does not need to be watered very often. You should prefer a permeable soil with a six-hole pot to avoid root rot in case of over-watering. You should not neglect to place stones under the pot for drainage.
The growth density in the leaves and stems of aloe vera is more active than in the roots. The roots are shallow and thin. For this reason, a pot large enough to carry its trunk is sufficient. Planting it in too large pots will slow its growth.
Aloe vera, which we see outdoors from time to time, are affected by intense sunlight, especially in summer. If it is exposed to too much sunlight, its color will turn red. This indicates that the plant is stressed due to intense light. When positioning our aloe vera plants in our living spaces, we must make sure that it receives filtered light.
Aloe vera is also a plant that cleans the air of the environment and produces oxygen throughout the night, so you can position it in your bedroom or work area.