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From 4 ratings
Cactus or succulent
Aloe vera is easy to grow, forming dense clumps of fleshy, light green leaves with soft toothed margins. Spikes of tubular yellow to orange flowers appear in summer, but rarely in the UK.
For best results, grow Aloe vera indoors as a houseplant, or in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny part of the garden. Ideally, grow plants in pots, which you can use in patio displays in summer, and move indoors in winter.
Plant type: Cactus or succulent
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Grey
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: June to August
i have 3 shoots come up 3 weeks ago now they are 3 4 6 inch. Can i divide now, or have to wait Jun to Aug next year
Easy to grow, hard to kill, perfect houseplant! Great to have around for medical 'emergencies' too!
Do I just leave the flower stem after flowering or do I remove it?