Benefits of Aloe vera

Posted 4 months ago by Sheikh GULZAAR in

By : Sheikh Gulzar

Medicial writer

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.

Aloe vera is not very hardy, so you shouldn't grow it outdoors where nighttime temperatures can dip below 50 F. However, in unusual weather, you can sometimes avoid freeze damage by covering the plant with a cotton sheet; an optional light bulbcan also be placed underneath, not touching the plant or the sheet.

The benefits of Aloe Vera are almost endless, a real must have plant in your garden. But the plant is only hardy to zones 8–11 and loves well drained soil. Not a good fit for a cold climate, to say the least. Still, we too can grow Aloe Vera indoors and in a greenhouse.

Aloe Vera goes dormant during the winter, so growth slows and water needs decrease. ... Root rot and cold shock are very common problems in the winter. Healthy Aloe Vera plants have firm, gel-filled leaves. An Aloe suffering from root rot or cold shock has softened, drooping leaves.

Benefits of Aloe vera

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