Has anyone grown Aloe Vera? Can it be grown indoors?
I believe that the aloe plant that is sold as a houseplant is
aloe verda, or close enough to it. It is also called "burn plant",
and for sure it is a great help with minor kitchen burns. Break
one of the leaves and smear the juice on a minor burn or scald,
and it really takes the pain away. I wouldn't recommend it for any
serious burn, though, one that forms blisters.
It is often possible to get one from a friend. It keeps forming
offshoots, just pull them off, let them dry a day or two, and then
root in moist soil.
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Yes, it can be grown indoors, though if you put it outdoors in the
spring/summer make sure it is in filtered light or it will get very
anemic looking, sort of yellowy and sickly. I have mine on my front
porch in a pot behind a shrub to cut the amount of sun, though I just
brought it in for the first freeze of the season expected tonight, BRRR!
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> Has anyone grown Aloe Vera? Can it be grown indoors?
Aloe Vera is one of the easies and most common of house plants, For years
I have always kept one near the kitchen for 1 st aid tfor burns, also
works well for rashes. Simply split a leaf and rub on the effected area.
Can take almost any lite condition, I water mine weekly and the do well.
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