Aloe vera plants are succulents, so use a well-draining potting mix, such as those made for cacti and succulents. Do not use gardening soil.
Keeping this in view, how do you care for a succulent aloe plant?
Aloe vera needs bright, bright natural light but be sure to keep out of sunny, hot windows. Don’t over water this plant by doing it too often. Let it dry almost completely out before watering again. It’s a succulent!
Besides, what succulents can I plant with aloe vera?
Some winter dormant succulents that look great together are Agave, Echeveria and Sempervivum. And if you want to put the summer dormant succulents together, you may want to think about Aeonium, Aloe, Graptopetalum, and Kalanchoe.
What is aloe vera plant good for?
Aloe vera can be used to relieve heartburn, keep fruits and vegetables fresh, and much more. Aloe vera has been used to treat sunburns, fight dental plaque and lower blood sugar levels, but you may wonder whether the plant is safe for… Aloe vera has been used for centuries for its healing properties.
Your succulent soil mixture should consist of about half potting soil. The remaining half should be about two thirds sand (coarse), poultry grit or turface and one third part perlite or pumice. Learn the Differences in Perlite and Vermiculite. It’s a good idea to mix up a large amount in advance to plant succulents.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Your Aloe Vera plant will need to be repotted once the plant becomes too top-heavy or has spawned too many pups, or once the potting mix has degraded and broken down.