Aloe Vera Pot
Aloe vera is a perennial and succulent plant which is mostly found in a dry and arid climate. Due to its various medicinal and healing abilities, aloe vera products have become a favorite among people. However, not many know that instead of buying an aloe vera product from the market, one can easily make one, if one has an aloe vera plant at home. Having an aloe vera plant at home can be extremely useful to treat minor cuts, bruises and other health problems. So, if you want to have an aloe vera plant at home, take a look at the process of aloe vera pot cultivation.
Aloe Vera Pot Cultivation
The first thing that you will need while planting an aloe vera at home is a standard sized plant pot. To prepare the pot for planting the aloe vera, you must first fill 1-2 inches of it with gravel as it helps in draining the excess water effectively.
After the gravel, comes the soil that will form the base for the aloe vera plant. For this, you can use cactus soil mix or a mixture of vermiculite and sand. Once the pot is filled with soil, create a hole in its center and place the aloe vera plant inside it. Make sure that its roots are deep inside the pot, so much so that you can only see its leaves from the outside. Press the potting mix lightly with your hands, to help the aloe vera plant to settle in the pot completely.
Repotting an Aloe Vera Plant
When the aloe vera plant begins to tip over the pot, it indicates that the plant has become too heavy. When this happens, it is important to take out the smaller plants and plant it into another pot. For this, hold the small aloe vera plant tightly at its base and pull it out gently by shaking it back and forth. Once you get it out, you have to follow the same process to repot the plant.
Aloe Vera Pot Plant Care
Just like any other plant, aloe vera pot plant also needs good care to grow well. Once you have potted your plant, make sure that you keep it in such a place where it receives an ample amount of heat and sunlight. Another important thing to remember is that one must not water the aloe vera plant too often. Too much of water can actually destroy the plant. Hence, you should not water your plant, more than once a day. Though the aloe vera plant does not need regular fertilization to grow and sustain, it should be fertilized at least once a year, especially during the spring season. The best fertilizers for aloe vera pot plant are liquid or granular type fertilizer.
So, as you now know about the aloe vera pot cultivation process, I am sure that you would like to try to do it on your own. If you follow the potting and plant care instructions carefully, you can definitely become a proud owner of some beautifully grown aloe vera plants.