How to Care for Aloe Plants

Caring for aloe plants is relatively easy, as they are hardy and low-maintenance. Here's how to care for them:

Light: Aloe plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Place them near a south- or west-facing window for optimal light exposure.

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water thoroughly, then let excess water drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so err on the side of underwatering.

Soil: Use well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. Aloe plants thrive in soil that allows water to pass through quickly, preventing waterlogged conditions.

Temperature: Aloe plants prefer temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). They can tolerate brief periods of cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost.

Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly, about once every 6-8 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced fertilizer.

Repotting: Repot aloe plants every 2-3 years or when they outgrow their container. Use a slightly larger pot with fresh potting mix.