Similar to the plant’s benefits, aloe vera can grow quite large. The aloe vera plant can grow up to three feet in height, but average height is one to two feet tall. Many people recognize an aloe plant for its long, spiny leaves that shoot out from the center. These green leaves give the plant dramatic height.
Secondly, how long do aloe plants live?
How long until they’re mature? Aloe vera plants can live for up to twelve years. That’s a decent amount of time for a plant! That also means that it takes some time before your aloe vera pups reach the stage where you can harvest their leaves for gel.
People also ask, how do I keep my aloe plant small?
You can use clean, sharp pruning scissors if needed to remove. Then repot these small plants. But be prepared to repot and plan for more pups! I often give these small aloe vera plants away as a gift – just plant in a teacup or other interesting eye-catching container.
Does aloe vera grow back when you cut it?
Do aloe vera leaves grow back? The leaves that have been cut won’t actually regenerate, but the plant will continue to grow new baby leaves that will take the place of the cut leaves.
Generally speaking, plan to water your aloe plant about every 2-3 weeks in the spring and summer and even more sparingly during the fall and winter. One rule of thumb for fall and winter watering is to roughly double the amount of time between waterings (as compared to your summer watering schedule).
It is critical that you place your aloe in a window where it will receive a minimum of six hours of sunlight per day. Without extended, direct light, your succulent will begin to stretch and lose its attractive, compact form. It may topple over as the stem grows weak.
While many types of aloe grow offsets, some types just don’t produce pups – it isn’t in their makeup. A few of these non-pup types include coral aloe (Aloe striata), tiger tooth aloe (Aloe juvenna), and fez aloe (Aloe peglerae).