Aloe vera barbadensis
3.5" ALOE VERA
USDA Zones 9 - 11
Aloe barbadensis is a beautiful succulent that works great in arrangements or as a solo potted plant. It is an easy, low maintenance succulent that can be used medicinally to treat burns & rashes. Aloe is a fast growing plant that, once mature, will produce babies quickly & is easily propagated.
We will ship this plant bare root in a 3.5" size. While they are still in 3.5" pots here at the nursery, they are large for their pots & will be transplanted into gallon pots soon. Some pictures in the listing are to show size relative to other 1 gallon size plants.
MAINTENANCE IS EASY!
- Plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil.
- Water thoroughly once every 1.5 - 2 weeks (or when soil is bone dry) until you can see water fall through your pot’s drainage hole.
- Place in area with high indirect or direct light.
LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN —
PLANTING YOUR SUCCULENT
In order for your succulent to thrive, you will need to plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil. Here at Horticult, we start our containers with approximately 1-2” of PermaTill (a small, expanded slate gravel; depending on size of container). If you don’t have PermaTill, any type of small pebble will work! Fill the rest of the pot with regular potting soil or a cactus mix. Once you’ve planted your succulent, you may then use the same gravel you used at the bottom of the pot to spread around the top of the pot for a decorative element. This top gravel will also weigh down the soil, so when you water your plants the soil will not spill over the top.
Aloe barbadensis is a succulent. By definition, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. The water gets to the leaves through the roots. This is why it’s important to saturate your plant when watering. The water must get to the roots, so the roots can suck up the water to the leaves! With that being said, it is extremely important your soil be allowed to dry. If a succulent’s roots are sitting in standing water it will first bring too much water to the leaves, which will cause them to become soggy & fall off, & then cause root rot, eventually leading to your plant’s demise! While this sounds awful & is ultimately detrimental, it is easily avoided! Wait until your soil is bone dry before watering again :) Easy peezy!
This succulent needs high indirect or direct light. If you’re planting this in an indoor container, it will do fine near a window or further inside your room (on a dining room table, etc.).