Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f., Barbados Aloe (0.4m)


Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f., also known as Barbados Aloe, is a very popular plant due to its uses. Its clear, tasteless flesh can be chopped and added raw to beverages and desserts. The leaves contain a clear gel that can be applied topically to minor cuts and burns to promote healing. In Singapore, it grows well in pots that are sheltered from the rain. It is susceptible to fungal disease, so try to keep the leaves dry and keep soil from splashing on the leaves.


Sunlight: Full to Partial Sunlight
Water: Water deeply, but infrequently, allowing top 1-3 cm of soil to dry out between watering.
Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Plant Size: Approx. 40cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball Size: 15cmø x 12cmH
Pot Type: Plant comes in a plastic landscape pot (with drainage holes)


* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.

* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.



Soil for Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.

Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.

Light Requirements

All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.

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