There are already many studies proving that Aloe Vera contains enzymes, vitamins, and minerals beneficial to our health. Moreover, this herb is considered a universal cure for a lot of things, and the good news is that it can be cultivated at home, in a pot. Learn from the following which are its properties, how you raise it and how you care for it.
Aloe Vera. Properties
- Aloe Vera is renowned for maintaining beautiful and healthy skin, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. It is precisely for this reason that it is found in the composite of many products – from the food to those in the fruste industry;
- Contains 6 antiseptic agents –lupeol, salicylic acid, nitrogen urea, cinamionic acid, phenols, sulfur;
- Contains many vitamins, minerals and amino acids: complex B, tannins, oils and fatty acids (oleic and linoleum);
- It is a natural solution to clean and act as an excellent disinfectant;
- It is a natural painkiller and does not present side effects;
- Removes mushrooms and viruses;
- It’s a very good anti–inflammatory.
Aloe Vera. How do you cultivate it
- The first step is to put gravel on the bottom of the pot- it will favour the drainage so that the plant does not rot;
- Then fill the pot: half with ground for plants and half with peat moss. Never use sand because it is not at all beneficial for the plant;
- Place the Aloe Vera hub in the center of the pot and cover it with soil until the leaves begin;
- It is advisable not to wet it in the first two weeks the roots will continue to grow in this range;
- Place the pot in a well-lit corner – Aloe Vera needs a lot of natural light;
- Usually the plant grows very fast and soon there will appear smaller plants around it. You can plant in other pots these lastars, after reaching the height of 9 cm.
Aloe Vera. How to take care of it
- As we said, it needs a bright place with access to the direct sunlight;
- In the winter it must be protected because the minimum temperature at which it lasts is 6-7 degrees Celsius;
- It is essential that the bottom of the pot can have drainage holes so that the roots of the plant cannot be possible; In winter, it must be quite rare once or twice a week. To make sure it’s time to wet the plant, use a toothpick to stick it in the ground 4-5 cm, if the plant is small and 6-7 cm, if the plant is large. If the toothpick doesn’t come out dirty, it means you can wet the plant without any problem.
Aloe Vera. Useful tips
- If the leaves of the plant are accommodated, it means that the plant does not haveenough light. It also does not have to sit in the sun directly because it will burn;
- If the leaves are thin and twisted, it means that you do not wet the plant enough;
- If the plant grows too slow, the soil may be too alkaline or put too much fertilizeron it. You can move it into a larger pot, in which to make sure it has the right soil (sandy).