Aloe vera plants grow in the wild in the dry subtropical and tropical regions of the world. The plant is used effectively for both agricultural and medicinal use. It is a stemless plant having variegated leaves flowing out from its base at the center.
Aloe Vera is widely grown by passionate gardeners at home. It is mostly kept in a pot, perhaps near the kitchen window or at the balcony. Its main purpose for common gardeners is mostly everyday decoration, but Aloe vera is so much more. Particularly, the plant is found to be effective in providing a quick relief from minor scrapes, cuts, and burns if its juice, which is more like a thick gel, is applied on bare skin.
Its use in the field of medicine as well cosmetics is a topic that has been in a hot debate. However, it is a fact that it is widely used in a lot of medicinal and cosmetic products with at least some, if not great, effectiveness for their consumers. Although I would argue that the medicial value is mostly considered alternative at best. Which means if you have serious ailments you should definitely go see a doctor.
Growing the Aloe Vera plant at home
Despite of a ton of products that use this blessing of nature available at your disposal, it is best to use it in raw form by growing this plant at your home.
One of the basic things to keep in mind when aiming to grow aloe vera plant in your home is that their container should have plenty of drainage holes. Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, and it grows best in dry environments, it is hard for it for survive standing in water. Moreover, make sure that you that you plant it with a cactus potting soil mix. This will help boosting its growth and overall health.
Although, it is one of the more hardcore plants on the planet, you should follow some simple and easy maintenance steps in order to keep your Aloe Vera plant in good shape. First and foremost, make sure not to water it until its soil gets completely dried. The best thing about Aloe Vera plant is that you don’t necessarily need to fertilize it. A bit of watering every once in a while and everyday sunshine is all what this nifty little plant requires to grow healthy and stay alive.
When you read all the benefits at aloeverareview.com and all possible products created with it you’ll start to see the power of this plant. With so much benefits and very little requirement for its planting and maintenance, the reasons are scarce as to why you shouldn’t plant Aloe Vera in your home today.
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