The Aloe Vera is the perfect first aid solution in a pot. This easy to care for, hardy succulent is the medicine plant of choice for many families. For centuries this plant has been used extensively in many cultures to treat burns, healing cuts and grazes and helping with aches and pains. Luckily for us it is so easy to grow in Australian conditions. Even the smallest garden can find space for an Aloe Vera plant, all that it requires is at least 6 hours of sun per day to thrive.
Growing Aloe Vera
- Small plants are readily available from your local garden centre, or if you have a friend with an advanced plant it’s easy to break a small piece off.
- Being a succulent, Aloe Vera will rot easily if overwatered, so plant in cacti and succulent potting mix. These specialty mixes are designed to drain freely and are perfect for beginner gardeners or those who tend to kill plants with kindness.
- Place in a sunny position – the more sun the better at this time of the year.
- PowerFeed Controlled Release Plant Food All Purpose including Native Plant Food applied at the beginning of every season will ensure the plant sends out new leaves as fast as you use them.
- Plants can be split regularly and it’s not uncommon for one plant to turn into 10 in less than a year.