Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis &
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Introducing the fabulous Aloe Vera plant- also known as Aloe barbadensis 'miller,' it is also known as a medicinal aloe and burn plant. The Aloe vera plant is by far the most popular out of over 400 varieties of the Aloe genus.

This incredible tropical succulent is not your average houseplant. It's a superstar known for its leaves, which hold a magical aloe vera gel for soothing sunburn and as a popular drink to help your stomach.

This large Aloe vera plant boasts fleshy lance-shaped grey-green leaves with small white teeth along the edges growing out from a starfish-like basal rosette. 

The spiky aloe vera flowers burst into bloom in vibrant shades of yellow, red, or orange at the tips of their stalks, when given favorable conditions. Only mature plants will yield flowers, so you'll have to wait at least four years to see an aloe vera bloom.

Aloe Vera: The Natural Sunburn Remedy


Aloe vera gel is known for its ability to moisturize the skin, it helps soothe burns and sunburns as well as being known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Aloe Vera is also rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. It is best to use pure aloe gel extracted directly from an aloe vera plant.

To use aloe vera gel to soothe sunburns, cut off a piece of the large aloe vera leaf and open it to reveal the gel. Not only do you cut it, but you also cut off a piece and slice it in half to expose the gel.

Before applying aloe vera, rinse the wound with cool water and mild soap, then pat it dry. Then apply the gel to the affected area.

To maintain the aesthetic appeal of your aloe plant, it is advisable to cut off the entire leaf of the large aloe vera plant when cutting one. Just chop the leaf off as close to the main stem as you can. Cutting leaves from the base of the plant is always preferable. These leaves will be thicker since they are older. If you cut off the tip of a leaf, it will eventually turn brown at the tip because cut leaves keep their scars.

Aloe vera juice has many benefits for humans, this succulent rich in antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, may enhance digestion, blood sugar levels, and oral health, although certain compounds, particularly aloin, may cause digestive discomfort and other side effects.

An aloe vera indoor plant is a great addition to any home, as it is easy to aloe vera care for and provides a variety of aloe vera benefits. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in wound healing. It can also help to moisturize the skin and prevent peeling.

This fast-growing succulent can grow into a large aloe vera plant up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide and even produce adorable pups that you can repot or share as delightful gifts with fellow plant enthusiasts.

Watering Needs 

As a desert dweller, watering the aloe vera succulent may be tricky, it may shrivel and die if given too little water, but it may also easily rot when given excessive water. So be careful not to overwater your aloe plantyou only want to give it enough to keep it from drying out completely, not drown it! 

A good rule of thumb is to water the Aloe plants deeply and then allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. In the spring and summer, during the growing season, watering can be done once every 2-3 weeks.

During the winter months when aloe vera is in a dormant period, it can be watered even less frequently. If you live in a rainy climate, consider planting aloe in gravel or stones. 

It is also important to note that aloe vera plants are sensitive to water quality. They prefer water that is low in minerals and salts, so it is best to use distilled or filtered water. Tap water can be used, but it should be left out for 24 hours before watering the plant to allow the chlorine to evaporate.

Light Requirements 

When growing indoors, place the aloe vera a few feet away from the south-facing window that receives plenty of sunlight, but it is important to avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to burn. If the aloe plant is not receiving enough light, the leaves will start to droop and turn brown. In this case, it may be necessary to move the aloe vera plant to a brighter location. 

When planted outdoors, your Aloe plants need their daily dose of sunshine like a beach-loving teenager needs their favorite tunes! They thrive on at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight, soaking up those glorious rays with joy. But wait, before you go dragging your aloe plant from its cozy shady spot into the blazing sun, be cautious. That sudden move can dry out your leafy buddy and leave it looking as yellow as a lemon.  

Now imagine you live in one of those cooler climates where clouds have permanent residency or if your home lacks these sunny windows altogether.

Fear not; you can use artificial lights – they're like little suns in bulb form! Hang them about one to two feet above your precious plant during daylight hours (that's roughly 16 hours per day) and watch it flourish happily amidst dim interiors.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Aloe vera plants prefer well-draining soil that is a mixture of sand, perlite, and peat moss. It is critical to avoid soil that retains excessive moisture, as this can cause root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix soil for aloe vera that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive.  

In terms of fertilizer, aloe succulents do not require a lot of nutrients. They can be fertilized once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer (NPK) of 5-10-5 in ratio. It is important not to over-fertilize the aloe plant, as this can lead to root burn. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

When grown indoors, aloe vera plants prefer a warm and dry environment. They thrive in temperatures between 60°F and 80°F. Aloe vera is a succulent, so it's adapted to arid conditions and doesn't do well in overly humid environments. Aim for a humidity level of around 30% to 40% for your indoor aloe vera plant.

For outdoor cultivation, Aloe vera is typically hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11. These zones are characterized by mild winters and warm to hot summers. Aloe vera can tolerate temperatures as low as 40°F for short periods, but prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can damage or kill the plant. If you live in a colder climate, it's best to keep your aloe vera indoors or provide protection during winter months.

Aloe vera plants prefer dry air and do not require high levels of humidity. They can tolerate low humidity levels and do not need to be misted or placed in a humid environment. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, Aloe vera is a popular plant known for its healing properties and versatility. It has gained popularity for its ability to help heal wounds, cuts, and burns, including sunburns. The gel inside the aloe vera leaves contains soothing and moisturizing properties that can provide relief and promote healing. In terms of care, aloe vera is relatively low-maintenance. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires moderate watering. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can tolerate some shade. 

A lot of people have a hard time finding large aloe vera plants, but here at Planet Desert, we regularly have large sizes in stock. Don't miss out on adding Aloe vera plant for sale to your garden! Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Aloe barbadensis 'miller'
Common Name Aloe vera, burn plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Color Yellow, red, orange
Genus Aloe
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide
Native Area Arabian Peninsula
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Medicinal plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, mildly toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Aloe vera 

The strong and durable medicinal Aloe vera plant is resistant to the majority of Pests. However, some pests, like mealybugs or greenflies, may harm the plant. Despite being simple to uphold, growing Aloe vera can present some challenges, and with proper aloe vera plant care, one can overcome these problems.

Pest infestation: Aloe vera plants are generally pest-resistant, but they can be susceptible to mealybugs and scale insects. These pests can be removed with a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton swab. It is important to inspect the plant regularly for signs of pests and to remove them as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading. 

Overwatering: Overwatering can lead to root rot, which is a common problem with aloe vera plants. It is important to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings and to avoid watering aloe vera too frequently. If the leaves start to turn brown and mushy, this is a sign of root rot, and the plant should be repotted in fresh soil.  

Sunburn: Aloe vera plants can be susceptible to sunburn if they are exposed to direct sunlight. It is important to place it in a location that receives bright, indirect light and to avoid placing it in direct sunlight. If the leaves start to turn brown and dry out, this is a sign of sunburn, and the succulent should be moved to a shadier location. 

Transplant shock: Aloe vera plants can experience transplant shock if they are repotted or moved to a new location. It is important to allow the aloe vera plant aloe vera to acclimate to its new environment and to avoid watering it for a few days after transplanting. If the leaves start to turn brown and mushy, this is a sign of transplant shock, and the plant should be given time to recover. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • What are the skin benefits of aloe vera? 

    Aloe vera, a plant with a gel-like substance in its leaves, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It offers various benefits when applied topically to the skin, such as soothing sunburns, moisturizing dry skin, reducing acne, and cooling redness.  Drinking aloe vera juice improves digestion, boosts the immune system, and promotes healthy skin and hair. It is gentle and non-irritating, suitable for all skin types.  

  • Is Aloe Vera a succulent? 

    Yes, aloe vera is a succulent plant. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or roots, which allows them to survive in arid environments with little rainfall.Aloe vera stores water in its thick, fleshy leaves, which also contain a gel-like substance rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • How much sun do aloe succulents need? 

    Aloe succulents prefer bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate some direct sunlight. They should be placed in a location with at least six hours of sunlight per day but should be protected from intense, direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to burn.  If the plant is not getting enough sunlight, the leaves may turn yellow or brown. 

  • How fast does aloe vera grow? 

    Aloe vera is known for its relatively fast growth rate and can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. However, it's important to note that the growth rate may vary depending on factors such as sunlight exposure, temperature, and proper care. 

    On average, a mature aloe vera plant will produce one or two new leaves every month and will reach its full size in about five years.  

    However, younger plants may grow faster and produce more leaves, especially if they are given optimal growing conditions. 

  • How do you use Aloe Vera Plants to soothe sunburns?

    To use aloe vera plants to soothe sunburns, cut off a piece of the plant and cut it open to reveal the gel inside. It's important to make sure the wound is clean before applying aloe vera. You can rinse the wound with cool water and mild soap, then gently pat it dry.  Once the wound is clean, you can apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in wound healing. It can also help to moisturize the skin and prevent peeling. 

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Introducing the fabulous Aloe Vera plant- also known as Aloe barbadensis 'miller,' it is also known as a medicinal aloe and burn plant. The Aloe vera plant is by far the most popular out of over 400 varieties of the Aloe genus.

This incredible tropical succulent is not your average houseplant. It's a superstar known for its leaves, which hold a magical aloe vera gel for soothing sunburn and as a popular drink to help your stomach.

This large Aloe vera plant boasts fleshy lance-shaped grey-green leaves with small white teeth along the edges growing out from a starfish-like basal rosette. 

The spiky aloe vera flowers burst into bloom in vibrant shades of yellow, red, or orange at the tips of their stalks, when given favorable conditions. Only mature plants will yield flowers, so you'll have to wait at least four years to see an aloe vera bloom.

Aloe Vera: The Natural Sunburn Remedy


Aloe vera gel is known for its ability to moisturize the skin, it helps soothe burns and sunburns as well as being known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Aloe Vera is also rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. It is best to use pure aloe gel extracted directly from an aloe vera plant.

To use aloe vera gel to soothe sunburns, cut off a piece of the large aloe vera leaf and open it to reveal the gel. Not only do you cut it, but you also cut off a piece and slice it in half to expose the gel.

Before applying aloe vera, rinse the wound with cool water and mild soap, then pat it dry. Then apply the gel to the affected area.

To maintain the aesthetic appeal of your aloe plant, it is advisable to cut off the entire leaf of the large aloe vera plant when cutting one. Just chop the leaf off as close to the main stem as you can. Cutting leaves from the base of the plant is always preferable. These leaves will be thicker since they are older. If you cut off the tip of a leaf, it will eventually turn brown at the tip because cut leaves keep their scars.

Aloe vera juice has many benefits for humans, this succulent rich in antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, may enhance digestion, blood sugar levels, and oral health, although certain compounds, particularly aloin, may cause digestive discomfort and other side effects.

An aloe vera indoor plant is a great addition to any home, as it is easy to aloe vera care for and provides a variety of aloe vera benefits. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in wound healing. It can also help to moisturize the skin and prevent peeling.

This fast-growing succulent can grow into a large aloe vera plant up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide and even produce adorable pups that you can repot or share as delightful gifts with fellow plant enthusiasts.

Watering Needs 

As a desert dweller, watering the aloe vera succulent may be tricky, it may shrivel and die if given too little water, but it may also easily rot when given excessive water. So be careful not to overwater your aloe plantyou only want to give it enough to keep it from drying out completely, not drown it! 

A good rule of thumb is to water the Aloe plants deeply and then allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. In the spring and summer, during the growing season, watering can be done once every 2-3 weeks.

During the winter months when aloe vera is in a dormant period, it can be watered even less frequently. If you live in a rainy climate, consider planting aloe in gravel or stones. 

It is also important to note that aloe vera plants are sensitive to water quality. They prefer water that is low in minerals and salts, so it is best to use distilled or filtered water. Tap water can be used, but it should be left out for 24 hours before watering the plant to allow the chlorine to evaporate.

Light Requirements 

When growing indoors, place the aloe vera a few feet away from the south-facing window that receives plenty of sunlight, but it is important to avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to burn. If the aloe plant is not receiving enough light, the leaves will start to droop and turn brown. In this case, it may be necessary to move the aloe vera plant to a brighter location. 

When planted outdoors, your Aloe plants need their daily dose of sunshine like a beach-loving teenager needs their favorite tunes! They thrive on at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight, soaking up those glorious rays with joy. But wait, before you go dragging your aloe plant from its cozy shady spot into the blazing sun, be cautious. That sudden move can dry out your leafy buddy and leave it looking as yellow as a lemon.  

Now imagine you live in one of those cooler climates where clouds have permanent residency or if your home lacks these sunny windows altogether.

Fear not; you can use artificial lights – they're like little suns in bulb form! Hang them about one to two feet above your precious plant during daylight hours (that's roughly 16 hours per day) and watch it flourish happily amidst dim interiors.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Aloe vera plants prefer well-draining soil that is a mixture of sand, perlite, and peat moss. It is critical to avoid soil that retains excessive moisture, as this can cause root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix soil for aloe vera that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive.  

In terms of fertilizer, aloe succulents do not require a lot of nutrients. They can be fertilized once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer (NPK) of 5-10-5 in ratio. It is important not to over-fertilize the aloe plant, as this can lead to root burn. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

When grown indoors, aloe vera plants prefer a warm and dry environment. They thrive in temperatures between 60°F and 80°F. Aloe vera is a succulent, so it's adapted to arid conditions and doesn't do well in overly humid environments. Aim for a humidity level of around 30% to 40% for your indoor aloe vera plant.

For outdoor cultivation, Aloe vera is typically hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11. These zones are characterized by mild winters and warm to hot summers. Aloe vera can tolerate temperatures as low as 40°F for short periods, but prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can damage or kill the plant. If you live in a colder climate, it's best to keep your aloe vera indoors or provide protection during winter months.

Aloe vera plants prefer dry air and do not require high levels of humidity. They can tolerate low humidity levels and do not need to be misted or placed in a humid environment. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, Aloe vera is a popular plant known for its healing properties and versatility. It has gained popularity for its ability to help heal wounds, cuts, and burns, including sunburns. The gel inside the aloe vera leaves contains soothing and moisturizing properties that can provide relief and promote healing. In terms of care, aloe vera is relatively low-maintenance. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires moderate watering. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can tolerate some shade. 

A lot of people have a hard time finding large aloe vera plants, but here at Planet Desert, we regularly have large sizes in stock. Don't miss out on adding Aloe vera plant for sale to your garden! Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Aloe barbadensis 'miller'
Common Name Aloe vera, burn plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Color Yellow, red, orange
Genus Aloe
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide
Native Area Arabian Peninsula
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Medicinal plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, mildly toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Aloe vera 

The strong and durable medicinal Aloe vera plant is resistant to the majority of Pests. However, some pests, like mealybugs or greenflies, may harm the plant. Despite being simple to uphold, growing Aloe vera can present some challenges, and with proper aloe vera plant care, one can overcome these problems.

Pest infestation: Aloe vera plants are generally pest-resistant, but they can be susceptible to mealybugs and scale insects. These pests can be removed with a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton swab. It is important to inspect the plant regularly for signs of pests and to remove them as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading. 

Overwatering: Overwatering can lead to root rot, which is a common problem with aloe vera plants. It is important to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings and to avoid watering aloe vera too frequently. If the leaves start to turn brown and mushy, this is a sign of root rot, and the plant should be repotted in fresh soil.  

Sunburn: Aloe vera plants can be susceptible to sunburn if they are exposed to direct sunlight. It is important to place it in a location that receives bright, indirect light and to avoid placing it in direct sunlight. If the leaves start to turn brown and dry out, this is a sign of sunburn, and the succulent should be moved to a shadier location. 

Transplant shock: Aloe vera plants can experience transplant shock if they are repotted or moved to a new location. It is important to allow the aloe vera plant aloe vera to acclimate to its new environment and to avoid watering it for a few days after transplanting. If the leaves start to turn brown and mushy, this is a sign of transplant shock, and the plant should be given time to recover. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • What are the skin benefits of aloe vera? 

    Aloe vera, a plant with a gel-like substance in its leaves, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It offers various benefits when applied topically to the skin, such as soothing sunburns, moisturizing dry skin, reducing acne, and cooling redness.  Drinking aloe vera juice improves digestion, boosts the immune system, and promotes healthy skin and hair. It is gentle and non-irritating, suitable for all skin types.  

  • Is Aloe Vera a succulent? 

    Yes, aloe vera is a succulent plant. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or roots, which allows them to survive in arid environments with little rainfall.Aloe vera stores water in its thick, fleshy leaves, which also contain a gel-like substance rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • How much sun do aloe succulents need? 

    Aloe succulents prefer bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate some direct sunlight. They should be placed in a location with at least six hours of sunlight per day but should be protected from intense, direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to burn.  If the plant is not getting enough sunlight, the leaves may turn yellow or brown. 

  • How fast does aloe vera grow? 

    Aloe vera is known for its relatively fast growth rate and can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. However, it's important to note that the growth rate may vary depending on factors such as sunlight exposure, temperature, and proper care. 

    On average, a mature aloe vera plant will produce one or two new leaves every month and will reach its full size in about five years.  

    However, younger plants may grow faster and produce more leaves, especially if they are given optimal growing conditions. 

  • How do you use Aloe Vera Plants to soothe sunburns?

    To use aloe vera plants to soothe sunburns, cut off a piece of the plant and cut it open to reveal the gel inside. It's important to make sure the wound is clean before applying aloe vera. You can rinse the wound with cool water and mild soap, then gently pat it dry.  Once the wound is clean, you can apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in wound healing. It can also help to moisturize the skin and prevent peeling. 

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