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Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetHave any of you ever owned an Aloe Vera plant? They are remarkable. Not only can you use the leaves to treat scrapes and burns, but rubbing its juices on your scalp can also reduce dandruff.

I bought my succulent a year and a half ago. It looked like this:

img_84Today, my Aloe Vera plant looks like this:

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetThis sucker just won’t stop growing! The day is fast approaching when I’m going to have to repot its leaves. Based on the Farmer’s Almanac website, it looks quite easy. These are the steps:

1. Knock your Aloe out of its pot and find where the offsets are attached.

2. Sever the offsets from the mother plant with a knife.

3. Allow the cuts and the mother plant to callus over for a day or two.

4. Pot them in a standard potting mix, and place in a sunny location.

5. Wait a week to water and keep the soil on the dry side.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetVoila! You can see my previous post on tips for successfully growing succulents here.

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  1. Aloe Vera is such a great choice for a plant…i like to think of it as a healing, miracle plant. We’ve had one in our house for the last 30 years and it’s still going strong!
    I’ve used it it to help sunburns; as an acne treatment – it really helps to treat acne scarring; for insect bites; for hair growth – also treats scalp and conditions the hair; for weight loss…and the list goes on!
    Aloe is definitely my favourite plant ever…with Bamboo or the Good Luck plants on the second number ☺


  2. Love Aloe Vera plants! We have several that we have replanted because they do grow like crazy. When we went to Aruba, years ago we went to the Aloe Museum, and have been hooked since.

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  3. Mum

     /  11/05/2014

    Also known as savila. In Mexico. Healing plant and used for lots of ailments. Also used for depression. Anyways good choice on plants Emma.

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  4. Aloe vera plants are insane! We have one in our house that is 35 years old (older than me!)

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    • Now THAT’S insane!! I’ve only had mine for a year. 35? That’s older than me as well! Haha. I hope to have mine for that long. You must have a green thumb in the family.

      Thank you for the comment. xx


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