The Aloë Vera originates from the Arabian peninsula. Nowadays also in countries around the Mediterranean, Indonesia , Mexico and the Caribbean.
Aloe is a fat plant from the Affodil family. There are 300 species. The plant must survive in the extreme heat of the desert, which is why it makes up 70 to 80 substances that help him survive. If a leaf is damaged, the wound will immediately seal with the juice that has a clotting effect to keep as much juice as possible.
The ancient Egyptians called the Aloe Vera "immortality plant".
The Aloe Vera requires little water, from spring to autumn but just enough to prevent the dirt from drying out completely. Get less water from autumn and winter.
Spraying is not necessary, but sometimes you can pick up any dust from the leaves to maintain the decorative value.
The Aloë Vera can be placed in the half shadow, but also in the full sun. However, allow the plant to acclimatize at a place from the direct sun after purchase. Then everywhere there is light.
The Aloe Vera does not require any food.
If the leaves of the Aloë Vera turn brown and soft, this is usually the result of too much water. If this is the case, you can easily cut the soft leaves and, of course, pay close attention to the water supply. In case of too much sun the leaves may turn yellow. In this case, put the plant slightly further away from the window. Afterwards, you can give the plant more sunshine.
The Aloe Vera is a plant that can heal itself. After cutting the leaves, a thin fleece will appear on the wound of the leaves within a few seconds. This wound is made up of the juice of the plant. This juice contains a composition of healing substances. The juice changes to a rubbery layer within a few minutes. This layer protects the wound of the leaf, which results in a loss of moisture. The plant is non-toxic!
Aloe Vera juice is also used for acne / eczema, sports injuries, light burns (sun), abrasion and blisters.