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With the right environment, Aloe Vera plants can live for decades and grow very large. If you want to use parts of your Aloe Vera plant in drinks, food or home remedies, a large plant is to prefer since it will be more tolerant to “harvesting”. A large plant will not suffer even if you remove an entire leaf from it. Keep in mind however that the wound will seal and the leaf will not beauty of the plant. Removing the leaves growing closest to the ground is one popular method of harvesting Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera plants will usually grow large faster outdoors, but in man grow back. It is therefore important to remove leaves in a balanced way that does not harm they parts of the world they must be kept indoors since they are very sensitive to frost.

 

Even though the Aloe Vera is adapted to a hot and dry climate, it prefers to grow in the shade protected from direct sunlight. Many wild Aloe Vera plants grow in direct sunlight, but their leaves tend to turn brown and harsh whish is undesirable when the Aloe Vera is used as a decorative plant.

 

Frequent repotting is not required for Aloe Vera plants, but since they can grow very large you might have to upgrade to larger pots once in a while to prevent the plant from tipping when it becomes top heavy.

 

If your Aloe Vera grows very slowly or not at all, it can have to do with the water quality. Aloe Vera is sensitive to alkaline water. Alkaline soil should also be avoided. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you can try giving your Aloe Vera a little more sunshine. Insufficient lighting can also cause the leaves to fall down and rest horizontally. Try to give your Aloe Vera plenty of light without exposing it to strong, direct sunlight. Over using fertilizers and keeping the soil too damp are two other common reasons behind a slow growth rate.

 
   

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