Aloe vera plants are very easy to take care of as long as you are careful not to overwater them, which could cause the bottom leaves to rot. Because the plants are over 95 percent water, you only need to water them once or twice a week. Keep them in the sun to make sure they thrive to their fullest. Other than that, you can nourish your aloe vera plant with nothing but water.
How to Water an Aloe Vera Plant
Fill a pitcher or watering can with water, making sure beforehand that the soil on the plant is completely dry and is in need of watering. Make sure there is no water in the gathering tray at the bottom of your pot.
Pour the water evenly and gently all through the bottom of the plant until completely soaked.
Use a steak knife to cut away any drooping or dead leaves that have gathered towards the bottom of the plant.
Tips & Warnings
- If you'd like to add extra 'oomph' to your aloe vera plant, add a cactus food to it occasionally as you water.
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