Why Grow Aloe Vera

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Aloe Vera is one of the best examples of how nature takes care of its own. This plant is medicinally and culturally relevant. Even in the past when modern nuances and technology were absent, people knew that aloe has a lot to offer. Now that thousands of research works have been done on the plant, what our forefathers knew all along has been confirmed. Aloe is a useful plant to have around, and the good news is that it grows well even in small batches.

Your skin will thank you for cultivating aloe, but you can keep a sustainable existence just by keeping a few container plants around. Local businesses are great for the economy, and your small aloe farm could help you earn the dollars. When we grow it, pluck it and get it shipped across country as a herbal remedy, aloe becomes a potent source of income that people will always need.

Growing Aloe for Personal Use

It is amazing how aloe can do so much for your family. The plant’s nutrients develop during the ripening phase while the leaves are still attached to the plant. During that stage, the soil infuses each blade of succulent leaf with vitamins and minerals. These are the minerals essential that will nourish your hair and scalp when you harvest the blade of leaf to squeeze the gel unto your hair while bathing.

Growing aloe is more than just a trend among herbal enthusiasts. It has become a great way of life.

How to Grow Aloe

Aloe cannot live in heavy frost, which means you have to grow it indoors if you live in such a climate. It can withstand pests because of the tough outer parts of the leaves, but when aphids come in droves, even this pest hardy plant may be infested. Prepare a good pot with good drainage holes. You don’t have to water this plant often, and you do have to sun this plant every now and then. The endemic environment of aloe is tropical weather, so you should try to give it that kind of environment as closely as you can.

Aloe vera is a great landscape plant because of its form. It is also a great substitute for cacti in a landscape setting. Rockeries will always have a few aloes lying around. If you don’t intend to use much water in your garden, aloe should definitely be one of the plants you keep there.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer ofPharmax supplements.

Thanks so much, Alesha! This is very helpful information, and I'm glad you shared it with us.


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