Aloe vera - Nature's Pharmacy
Even Cleopatra liked and used Aloe vera to care for her skin.
Aleo leaves have been used for medical puposes in asia for a very long time and even Christopher Columbus used it to treat the wounds of his men.
Others rubbed their whole body with Aloe juice to protect themselves against insectbites.
When applied to the skin it can, for example, ease the itchy pain of insect bites or sunburn.
Age: approx. 7-8 years
Total height: approx. 50-60cm, very thick
Placement: light and warm spot near a window
can be placed outside during summer, yet needs to be slowly accustomed to the bright sun
Water: summer: no more that once a week
winter: in its restingphase water considerably less - or, when it a cold room, not at all.
In any case: only water again after the the soil has dried completely
Fertilization: In summer every 3-4 weeks - in winter don't fertilize at all
Ornamental plant - not suitable for consumption!